1788–1872

Introduction

Born: 1788, Pa­ris, France.

Died: No­vem­ber 5, 1872, St. Tho­mas (near Ex­e­ter), De­von­shire, Eng­land.

Biography

Born to an Ital­i­an fa­mi­ly in France, Ve­nua at­tend­ed the Pa­ris Con­ser­va­to­ry, and stu­died com­po­sition in Lon­don.

He di­rect­ed and com­posed for the ball­et or­ches­tra at the King’s The­a­ter, and be­longed the Bri­tish Roy­al So­ci­e­ty of Mu­si­cians.

He re­tired to Ex­e­ter in 1858.

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