Suppé [Suppè], Franz (von) [Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Cavaliere Suppé Demelli]
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- and Dorothea Link
(b Spalato, Dalmatia [now Split, Croatia] April 18, 1819; d Vienna, May 21, 1895). Austrian composer and conductor of Belgian descent. His father and grandfather were Austrian civil servants working in Dalmatia, his mother Viennese. Despite paternal opposition Suppé showed his musical talent at an early age, encouraged by the bandmaster Ferrari and the cathedral choirmaster Giovanni Cigalla (...