Zamara, Antonio, Italian harpist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Milan, June 13, 1829; d. Hietzing, near Vienna, Nov. 11, 1901. He studied with Sechter at the Vienna Cons. He was solo harpist in the orch. of the Vienna Court Opera (from 1842), and also prof, of harp at the Vienna Cons. He publ. Harfenschule (4 books); a number of pieces for Harp Solo (Barcarolle, La Rêveuse, Chant du berceau, L’Absence, Marche des Croates, etc.), pieces for Harp and Cello (Elégie, Laddio, etc.), and transcriptions of operatic airs for 2 harps.
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