Agus, Joseph, Italian violinist and composer; b. 1749; d. Paris, 1798. He may have been the son of Giuseppe Agus. He studied violin with Nardini in Italy. In 1773 he made his debut in London. After being convicted of attempted rape of his godchild Elisabeth (Weichsel) Billington in 1778, he went to France. From 1795 he was maître de solfège at the Paris Cons. Among his works were trios, violin duets, catches, and glees.
—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
More From encyclopedia.com
Joseph , Joseph JOSEPH (Heb. יְהוֹסֵף, יוֹסֵף), son of *Jacob and Rachel. He was born in Paddan-Aram after his mother had been barren for seven years (Gen. 29… Joseph Bonaparte , The French statesman Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844), older brother of Napoleon I, was king of Naples from 1806 to 1808 and king of Spain from 1808 to 1… Joseph Michel Montgolfier , Montgolfier, Joseph Michel Joseph Michel Montgolfier (zhôzĕf´ mēshĕl´ môNgôlfyā´), 1740–1810, and Jacques Étienne Montgolfier (zhäk ātyĕn´), 1745–99,… Joseph Patrick Kennedy , Kennedy, Joseph Patrick (1888–1969) US businessman and statesman. He was chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (1934–35) and later ambas… Franz Joseph , Franz Joseph (1830–1916) ( Francis Joseph) Emperor of Austria (1848–1916) and King of Hungary (1867–1916). He succeeded his uncle Ferdinand, who abdi… Francois Joseph Gossec , GOSSEC, FRANÇOIS JOSEPH Early symphonist of the classical school (also Gossé); b. Vergnies (Hainaut), France, Jan. 17, 1734; d. Passy, Feb. 16, 1829.…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like