A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Galeazzi, Francesco

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GALEAZZI, Francesco, a violin-player, born at Turin in 1738 (Fétis says 1758) and for many years leader of the band at the Teatro Valle at Rome. He deserves special notice, not so much as a composer of numerous instrumental works, as the author of one of the earliest methodical instruction-books for the violin, which bears the title of 'Elementi teoretico-practici di musica, con un saggio sopra l'arte di suonare il violino, analizzata,' Roma 1791 e 1796. He died, according to Fétis, in 1819.

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