Charles Samuel Bovy-Lysberg

Born: 1st May 1821

Died: 14th February 1873

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Charles Samuel Bovy-Lysberg (Charles Lysberg) was a Swiss pianist and composer. In 1835 he went to Paris, where he studied under Frédéric Chopin and met Franz Liszt. The latter was particularly supportive and helped publish Bovy-Lysberg's Les Suissesses, op. 1, a set of waltzes for piano. By mid-1840s Bovy-Lysberg was becoming a well-known teacher and performer in Paris, but after the French Revolution of 1848 he had to leave for his home town. He got married in 1848 and settled in his wife's castle in Dardagny, near Geneva. He stayed there for the rest of his life, frequently giving recitals in Geneva and the neighbouring towns

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