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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.

Hull Daily Mail – Monday 01 December 1924

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

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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