George Pinto

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Birthday
25, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 23, 1806 (20)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 23, 1806 (20)

About

Innovative and prolific musician during his short lifetime. He was compared to Muzio Clementi and Jan Ladislav Dussek.

Before Fame

He attracted the interest of German musician Johann Salomon, who had cultivated Haydn's fame in London and believed that the child prodigy could have been "a second Mozart" if he had not died so young.

Trivia

His health was never strong and began to sharply decline in 1805, when he may have contracted tuberculosis in Edinburgh.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family: his step-grandmother was English singer Charlotte Brent; his mother's father was a recognized London violinist.

Associated With

He was good friends with fellow composer and classmate John Field, both of whom drew inspiration from Johann Sebastian Bach.