Peter Cavallo

  • Born: 23rd December 1819
  • Died: 19th April 1892
  • Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Johann Peter Cavallo was an organist, pianist and composer of Italian origin born and raised in Munich in 1819 and died after 1863. He settled in Paris around 1842, where he was organist in the churches of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Germain-des-Prés and St. Nicolas des Champs between 1851 and 1863. He became famous as pianist in the 1850s and then published Veillées des salons, a monthly sheet music magazine of short piano pieces of his own compositions in association with choirmaster Frédéric Viret.