Gaetano Braga

Opera, Composer

1829 – 1907

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Who was Gaetano Braga?

Gaetano Braga was an Italian composer and cellist.

He was born in Giulianova in Abruzzi and died in Milan.

Braga's works include compositions for the cello and the operas:

Alina or La spregiata

Estella di San Germano

Il ritratto

Margherita la mendicante

Mormile

Ruy Blas

Reginella

Caligola

A "Serenata" by Braga, sometimes called "Angel's Serenade" or "L├ęgende valaque", is a dialogue between a worried mother and a girl who hears an angel's voice calling her; in the end the girl follows the voice. It is mentioned in Anton Chekhov's short story "The Black Monk," as well as in other Russian works of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Born
Jun 9, 1829
Giulianova
Also known as
  • Braga, Gaetano
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Died
Nov 21, 1907
Milan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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