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Giuseppe Gariboldi

Giuseppe Francesco Gabriele Patrizio Gaspare Gariboldi (Macerata, 17 March 1833 - Castelraimondo, 12 April 1905) was an Italian flutist, composer and conductor, but also an excellent teacher. In 1856, after studying with Giuseppe D'Aloe, he moved to Paris where he worked as a virtuoso composer and musician. From 1859 to 1861 he held concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Austria.
During the Franco-Prussian War, in 1870, he worked within the Red Cross. From 1871 to 1895, he taught flute and composition at the Rollen College (now Lycée Jacques-Decour) in Paris. In 1905, he returned to Italy with his family. Among his works numerous pieces for flute and for flute and piano. Several of his studies are still used today for the study of the flute and in particular, Etudes mignonnes op. 131, 20 Petites Etudes op. 132, Exercices journaliers op. 89 and 15 Etudes modernes et progressives. Gariboldi also composed many songs and three operettas.