Lanza, Francesco, Italian pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Naples, 1783; d. there, 1862. He was taken to London at an early age and studied with Field (piano) and Fenaroli (theory). After teaching piano, he returned to Naples in 1808 and taught privately before serving on the faculty of the Cons. (1827–60). As a composer for piano, Lanza’s music followed the precepts of Clementi.
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