Giorza, Paolo, Italian conductor and composer; b. Milan, Nov. 11, 1832; d. Seattle, May 5, 1914. After training with his father, he studied counterpoint with La Croix. He first became well known as a composer of light music, and then of ballet; later he was active as an opera conductor in North America. He wrote 2 operas, over 70 ballets, sacred music, marches, dances, and songs.
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