Puzzi, Giovanni , Italian horn player and composer; b. Parma, 1792; d. London, March 1, 1876. He is believed to have been a pupil of Luigi Belloli in Parma. Following a sojourn in Paris (1815–16), he settled in London and made his debut in 1817 performing his own Concertante. He acquired a notable reputation as a master of the chromatic late hand-horn technique. In addition to playing in various orchs., he also made appearances as a soloist and as a chamber music artist. Besides his Concertante, he also composed pieces for horn and piano.
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