Italian music stars died in Tuberculosis

Here are 3 famous musicians from Italy died in Tuberculosis:

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (January 4, 1710 Iesi-March 16, 1736 Pozzuoli) a.k.a. Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista or Pergolesi, G.B. was an Italian composer, organist and violinist.

Discography: Stabat Mater / Ordeo Canata (Camerata Budapest feat. conductor: Michael Halasz, soprano: Julia Faulkner, alto: Anna Gonda), La Serva Padrona (Capella Savaria feat. conductor: Pál Németh), Stabat Mater / Salve Regina, Stabat Mater (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado), La serva padrona (Collegium Aureum), Pergolesi Scarlatti Stabat Mater, Stabat Mater (Il Seminario Musicale), Stabat Mater / Salve Regina (Cologne Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Helmut Müller-Brühl, soprano: Jörg Waschinski, counter-tenor: Michael Chance), Stabat Mater / Salve Regina (Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach" feat. conductor: Hartmut Haenchen) and Stabat Mater / Motet "Pro Jesu Dum Vivo" (La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy feat. conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire, soprano: Isabelle Poulenard, alto: Jean-Louis Comoretto). Genres he performed include Baroque music and Opera.

Pergolesi is best known for his comedic opera "La serva padrona" which became a significant influence on the development of the intermezzo genre. His work was notable for its lyricism and naturalism, particularly in his vocal writing. He began his musical education at an early age under the tutelage of his father and later studied under Francesco Santini in Naples. Despite dying at the young age of 26 due to tuberculosis, Pergolesi left behind a significant body of work that remains popular to this day. In addition to his compositions, he played a role in the development of the Neapolitan school, a style of opera that emerged in Naples in the early 18th century.

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Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini (February 19, 1743 Lucca-May 28, 1805 Madrid) also known as Bochherini , Boccherini, Luigi Bocheccherini, Boccerini, 루이지 보케리니, 보리케니 or Boccherini, Luigi was an Italian composer and cellist.

His discography includes: 3 Guitar Quintets (Melos Quartet feat. guitar: Narciso Yepes), 5 Sonate per Violoncello e Basso, Flute Quintets (Rampal), Guitar Quintets, Volume 1, Quintetto Op. 56 / Op. 57, Stabat Mater & Quartet in G Minor, Trois Quintetti Op.57 (Mosaïques Quartet feat. pianoforte: Patrick Cohen), The Guitar Quintets, "La Bona Notte": Tríos G 93 / G 98 / G 102 / Notturno per due violini "La Bona Notte" G 62 (La Real Cámara) and 6 Trios, Op. 47 (L'Europa Galante). Genres: Baroque music.

Luigi Boccherini was born into a musical family in Lucca, Italy. As a child, he showed great aptitude for the cello and received early training from his father, a cellist and double bass player. Boccherini went on to study with Giovanni Battista Costanzi, another prominent cellist of the time.

In his 20s, Boccherini moved to Paris where he quickly gained popularity as a composer and performer. He wrote his first string quintets in Paris, which became some of his most famous works. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and was appointed court composer to the Spanish Infante Don Luis in 1769, settling in Madrid for the rest of his life.

Boccherini is known for his graceful melodies and inventive use of the cello, often incorporating virtuosic passages and unusual techniques. His music spans a wide range of styles, from the Baroque to the early Classical period, and includes chamber music, concertos, symphonies, and vocal works.

Despite his success during his lifetime, Boccherini's music fell out of favor in the years after his death. It was not until the mid-20th century that his works began to be rediscovered and celebrated by musicians and audiences around the world.

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Alfredo Catalani

Alfredo Catalani (June 19, 1854 Lucca-August 7, 1893 Milan) a.k.a. Catalini, Alferdo Catalani, Catalani or Catalani, Alfredo was an Italian opera composer.

Discography: La Wally (Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Roma della Radiotelevisione Italiana feat. conductor: Arturo Basile) and La Wally. Genres: Opera.

Alfredo Catalani was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy and studied music under several prominent professors before being accepted into the Milan Conservatory. Despite struggles with tuberculosis, he continued to compose music and achieved his breakthrough success with the opera, "La Wally" in 1892. The work, which tells the story of a young woman's defiance of social norms, gained a cult following for its passionate arias and instrumental interludes. Unfortunately, Catalani passed away from tuberculosis the following year at the young age of 39, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most promising and innovative Italian composers of the late 19th century. He is remembered for his lush harmonies, melodic lyricism, and his contributions to the verismo operatic tradition.

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