Francisco Manuel da Silva


Francisco Manuel da Silva was a songwriter and music professor. He was born and died in Rio de Janeiro. He had great prominence in the musical life of Rio de Janeiro in the period between the death of José Maurício Nunes Garcia and Antônio Carlos Gomes. He was a singer of Capela Real since 1809, and later a cello player. He was one of the founders of Imperial Academia de Música e Ópera Nacional, of Sociedade Beneficência Musical e Conservatório Imperial de Música, which became Instituto Nacional de Música and is called Escola de Música da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
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Joaqui, Osorio D. Estrada, , mk:Франческо Маноел да Силва