Thalberg, Sigismond

Period: Romantic

Born: Wednesday, January 8, 1812 in Geneve, Switzerland

Died: Thursday, April 27, 1871 in Posillipo, near Naples, Italy

Nation of Origin: Switzerland

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Please note: Thalberg's death date is misprinted on several web sites as 1971. If that were the case he would hold the record for human longevity. He died on April 27, 1871 at the age of 59. Thalberg was a concert pianist of extraordinary technique rivaling that of Liszt. As a composer he created virtuosic arrangements on themes from popular operas like Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville by composers like Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, and Verdi.

General Bibliography:
Blume, Friedrich, with Norton, M. D. (Translator) and Norton, Herter (Translator), Classic and Romantic Music; A Comprehensive Survey, W. W. Norton & Company, November 1970, ISBN: 0393098680

Einstein, Alfred. Music in the Romantic Era, W. W. Norton & Company, December 1947, ISBN: 0393097331

Rosen, Charles, The Romantic Generation, W. W. Norton & Company, April 1995, ISBN: 0674779347

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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