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Veronika Cianchettini, Three Favorite National Airs Arranged as Rondos: Biographical Overview

by Maire Pasquinelli

Composer Bio

Veronica [Katerina Veronika Anna] (neé Dussek [Dusikova]) Cianchettini was born March 8, 1769 in Čáslav, Czech Republic. Born into a family of musicians and composers, she and her two brothers were taught music by their father, Jan Dussek. Cianchettini died on March 24, 1833 in London, England, leaving behind at least fifteen total musical works. She was also a noted performer and teacher.



Title page of Chianchettini score from Freedman Collection

“Three Favorite National Airs Arranged as Rondos for the Piano Forte, by Veronica Cianchettini, (Sister to Mr. Dussek),” cover of artifact from the Freedman collection.