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Bassano, Alvise (d. 1554), musician and instrument maker, was presumably born in Bassano, near Venice, in the late fifteenth century, the second son of Maestro Jeronimo (d. 1539?), known as Piva (‘bagpipe’). By 1515 he was playing in Venice, and he served in ...

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Cervetto [formerly Basevi], Giacobbe (1680/81–1783), cellist, was born in Italy, probably in Venice, in November 1680 or 1681, of Jewish parents. His original surname was Basevi, but he adopted the name Cervetto before he settled in London between 1728 and 1738. He had made several visits to ...

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Galliardello, Mark Anthony (d. 1585), musician, was born in or near Venice into a Jewish musical dynasty whose Italian surname was probably Alberti. When at the end of the 1530s Henry VIII authorized Thomas Cromwell to effect an improvement in his musical establishment at court, ...

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Goldschmidt, Otto Moritz David (1829–1907), pianist and composer, was born on 21 August 1829 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Jewish parents. His mother's maiden name was Schwabe. His grandfather and father were Hamburg merchants with a British connection, as their firm had branches in ...