Furno, Giovanni

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Furno, Giovanni

Furno, Giovanni, Italian composer and pedagogue; b. Capua, Jan. 1, 1748; d. Naples, June 20, 1837. He studied at the Cons, di S. Onofrio in Naples, and in 1775 became a teacher of theory of composition there; retired in 1835. Among his pupils were Bellini and Mercadante. He wrote 2 operas, sacred choral music, and some instrumental pieces.

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