Giorza, Paolo (1832-1914)

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Giorza, Paolo
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composer; conductor; pianist; musician; church musician
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Paolo Giorza was heavily involved in Italian opera productions, church music, and the music for the Sydney International Exhibition during his years in Australia. He arrived in 1871 from America with the Agatha States Opera troupe (a company that featured Melba's future teacher, Pietro Cecchi), bringing with him a colourful past. He advertised himself as "pianist to their Majesties the Kings of Italy and Portugal and the late Emperor Maximilian of Mexico" and boasted that he had had his masses performed in the presence of Pope Leo XIII. From 1872-1874 he was organist and choirmaster at St Francis' Church, Melbourne. He moved to Sydney in 1875 and held a similar position at St Patrick's Church. He conducted the seasons of famed Italian actress Adelaide Ristori and soprano Ilma de Murska. He promoted opera and concert performances, and organised a performance of Verdi's Requiem less than a year after its world premiere. Giorza was already an active, published composer before his arrival in Australia, having composed much ballet music for La Scala, Milan, as its principal ballet composer. During his first year in Sydney he composed a cantata to commemorate the Irish hero, Daniel O'Connell. In 1879 he was the musical director of the Sydney International Exhibition, and gave many performances in the Garden Palace with the specially-assembled orchestra, and on organ and piano. He composed his Cantata for the opening of the Exhibiton with words by Henry Kendall, which was performed by a choir of nearly 700. Nicholson and Ascherberg published an anthology of his compositions entitled Giorza's Exhibition Album, which featured his Belles of Australia Waltz, Sydney International Exhibition March, and Manly Beach Polka, among others. Giorza departed Australia to return to Milan in July 1883.

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  1. Faust transcrizione libera per piano / di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1874 ]
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  2. Una carezza mazurka / di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1890-1899 ]
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  3. The old corporal quadrille composed by Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1877-1879 ]
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  4. Ondina - polka op. 116 / di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1890-1899 ]
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  5. Cardellino - polka op. 123 / di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1890-1899 ]
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  6. Due marcie per pianoforte sopra motivi del ballo Rodolfo / composte di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1860-1897 ]
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  7. Miss Ella-Walzer per piano-forte / di Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1870 ]
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  8. Messe solennelle n.3 composed by Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1870-1899 ]
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  9. Un pensiero di Gioja walzer / Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1878 ]
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  10. Trickett galop by P. Giorza
    Giorza, Paolo, 1832-1914
    [ Book : 1871-1879 ]
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  1. Paolo Giorza, musician : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    Australian Broadcasting Commission
    [ Published : 1900-1970 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Press portrait of Joseph Impala, Paolo Giorza and a violinist
    [ Photograph : 1961 ]
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    Press portrait of Joseph Impala, Paolo Giorza and a violinist
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  3. Giorza
    Solomon & Bardwell
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
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  4. Sixth appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy : the greatest living instrumentalist and last subscription night
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  5. Grand concert of sacred & secular music : eleventh appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy and the last night but one
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  6. Benefit of Mr. J. Levy : tendered by the residents of Adelaide
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  7. Fifth appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy : the greatest living instrumentalist
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  8. Third appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy : the greatest living instrumentalist
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  9. First appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy : the greatest living instrumentalist
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  10. Seventh appearance of the world-renowned cornet soloist : Levy : the greatest living instrumentalist
    Levy, Jules, 1838-1903
    [ Book : 1877 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. Paolo Giorza.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 6 March 1880 p 17 Article Illustrated
    ... Paolo Giorza. PAOLO Giorza was born in Milan, February ll, 1837. His father, Luigi Giorza, was a ... completed. - K.V Kef oro, however, gainirjg this scholarship, Paolo Giorza went through a regular co\irso of ... 943 words
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  2. AMUSEMENTS. SIGNOR GIORZA'S CONCERT.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 16 July 1883 p 6 Article
    ...   widely known in New South Wales and Victoria than Signor Paolo Giorza has, and his work here, as ... AMUSEMENTS.   SIGNOR GIORZA'S CONCERT. During the last 11 years no musician has been more ... 512 words
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    Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 20 November 1880 p 15 Article
    ... Rev. J . Schnieder, S.M., and Rov. J. P. Piquet;, S.M., as assistant deacons, and Giorza's No. 1, with ... by Giorza most effectively. Bathuhst Catholic Schools. — On the recent Vice-regal visit to Bathurst ... 1668 words
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    ... Madeline Schiller, Arabella Goddard, and Paolo Giorza. A number of her childhood performances were recorded ...
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    Music for Christmas in Australia is unique. Kangaroos, birds, drovers, dust and blazing summer heat have replaced the mistletoe, snow and reindeer found in traditional European carols. Distinctive exa...

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  1. Giulio Ricordi - letter received from Paolo Giorza, 24 April 1880
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  1. Messe Solennelle no. 3 ; Regina Coeli ; Christmas Anthem ; Cantum ergo / composed by Paolo Giorza 1870
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  2. Cantata / by Dr. Badham (Sydney University)
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    [ Book : 1875 ]
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  3. Inauguration of the International Exhibition 1879 at the Garden Palace, Macquarie Street, Sydney, N.S.W., September 17 : programme
    [ Book : 1879 ]
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    Inauguration of the International Exhibition 1879 at the Garden Palace, Macquarie Street, Sydney, N.S.W., September 17 : programme
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  4. Proi, or, At the dawning : Cantata / words by Marcus Clarke ; music by Signor Giorza
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  1. Messe solennelle no. 3 / composed by P. Giorza. Mass for four voices / composed by Paolo Giorza
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    [ Printed music : 1870 ]
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  2. Regina Coeli / Paolo Giorza
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  3. Catholic choir books for 2 voices / by Paolo Giorza
    Giorza, Paulo, 1832-1914
    [ Printed music : 1889 ]
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  4. Hymn to the Blessed Virgin : for two-part female chorus / Music by Paolo Giorza ; words by H. A. Brann
    Giorza, Paulo, 1832-1914
    [ Printed music : 1890 ]
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  1. No. 10. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 12 May 1882 [Issue No.194 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2699

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    ... of Paolo Giorza, Director of Music 29 O'Reilly 1?., 313 Georgo-st. 30 O'Reilly J., caro of Ma ... 9207 words
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  2. No. 14. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE BRANCH AND SUBURBAN OFFICES, AND NOW LYING AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, UNCLAIMED.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 30 May 1884 [Issue No.252 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3513

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    ... ., Woolloomooloo 76 Giorza Paolo, Fort-st. 77 Glass Chas., Waterloo 78 Glass Alex., Redfern 79 Glassop S., Clarenee ... 20697 words
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  1. 'Pleasure of a High Order': Paolo Giorza and Music at Sydney's 1879 International Exhibition
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  2. AT POVERTY POINT. (3 December 1914)
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  3. AT POVERTY POINT. (12 November 1914)
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  4. Musical bridges: collaborations between Italy and Australia
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