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George Onslow

Onslow, George, 1784–1853, French composer. Onslow studied piano in London and composition in Paris. Although he wrote symphonies, comic operas, and various chamber works, he is remembered principally for his 34 string quintets and 35 string quartets. His Bullet Quintet (No. 15) is a musical rendition of the hunting accident that left him partially deaf for life.

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