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The Death of Giacomo Puccini – Brussels, 29 November 1924

The Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini, died in Brussels on 29 November 1924.

When news of Puccini’s death reached Rome, a performance of ‘La boheme’ was stopped, as the orchestra abruptly shifted key to play Chopin’s ‘Funeral March’ to a shocked audience.

So to commemorate his sublime music and his life, we’ve posted two stories that report on the life and music of Puccini.

newspaper report on the death of Puccini

Hull Daily Mail – Monday 01 December 1924

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19241201/009/0003

newspaper report on the death of Puccini

Hull Daily Mail – Monday 01 December 1924
Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19241201/009/0003

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2 comments On The Death of Giacomo Puccini – Brussels, 29 November 1924

  • I am planning a trip to Begium in May, and would like to find out if thr clinic(hospital)where Puccini died in Bruselas is still in operation, and what is its name.

    I would appreciate a response. Thank You.

    Pablo Marchese
    Tampa, FL (USA)

  • Where did you get the information about the Chopin funeral march being played in Rome? That happened at the Met during a production of La Boheme. My great-grandfather was in the cast.

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