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Eugenio Terziani
1824 - 1889
Italy
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E. Terziani
Eugenio Terziani (29/07/1824 - 30/06/1889), an Italian composer, born and died in Rome. He was a dramatic composer, pupil of Mercadante at the Conservatorio in Naples. About 1848 he became maestro di cappella at the Teatro Apollo in Rome, then was in the same capacity at the Scala in Milan, 1867-71, and returned to his former position in Rome, where he was appointed professor of composition at the Liceo Musicale of the Accademia di Sta. Cecilia. He is much esteemed also as a vocal teacher. Works Operas : Giovauna di Napoli, Rome, about 1846 ; Alfredo, ib. ; Niccolo de' Lapi (L* assedio di Fireuze), ib., 1883 ; La caduta di Gerico, oratorio, Rome, 1844 ; Cecilia mass ; Requiem for Victor Emanuel. He was the father of Raffaele Terziani.
Requiem
Period:Romanticism
Composed in:1878
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Vittorio Emanuele II
Requiem for Vittorio Emanuele II (14/03/1820 09/01/1878) was the King of Piedmont, Savoy, and Sardinia from 1849 to 1860. On 18 February 1861, he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy, a title he held until his death in 1878. The Italians gave him the epithet Father of the Fatherland (Italian: Padre della Patria).
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Vittorio Emanuele II
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