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(b Parma, 1 June 1771; d Paris, 3 May 1839). Italian composer. He was one of the central figures in the development of opera semiseria during the first decade of the 19th century.
Paer received his first musical instruction from his father Giulio, a horn player in the Parma court theatre orchestra after ...