Puppo, Giuseppe , Italian violinist, teacher, and composer; b. Lucca, June 12, 1749; d. Florence, April 19, 1827. He studied at Naples’s Cons. di S. Onofrio di Loreto. He was a successful violin virtuoso at an early age. He traveled in Spain, was in England from 1777 until 1783, and then settled in Paris, where he was a fashionable teacher. In 1811 he abandoned his family in Paris and went to Naples, and then to Florence, where he died in poverty. He publ. 2 violin concertos, 8 études for violin, and 6 piano fantasias.
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