- Manica Špendal
- and Jernej Weiss
(b Trieste, Italy, Feb 20, 1858; d Maribor, Slovenia, Dec 25, 1924). Slovenian composer and conductor of Italian descent. He spent his childhood in Trieste, from 1863 attended elementary school in Venice and Rijeka, and from 1868 attended secondary school in Zadar, Novo Mesto, and Trento. While in Zadar he also took private violin and piano lessons. As a secondary school student he began to perform in the string section of Zadar’s theatre orchestra. From ...