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Antonio Salieri, Composer
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(1750-1825). Italian composer, of long residence in Vienna. Orphaned at age 15, he was sent to Venice to study music at San Marco. His talents were spotted there by Florian Gassmann, who took him to Vienna as his student, where Gassmann was established as a court composer. There, Salieri came into contact with other important composers, including Gluck. At the death of Gassmann, Salieri assumed his duties as court composer and conductor. Salieri also taught, and among his students wer...
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