Zarvertal, Ladislaus Joseph Philip Paul
Son of Wenceslas Hugo Zavertal; born in Milan. His parents gave him his first musical instruction and his first appearance was at Milan in 1864. In 1868 his first opera was produced at Treviso and the next year he became conductor and composer to the Milan Theatre. In 1871 he took up his residence in Glasgow, where he spent ten "ears in teaching and conducting 1 . He was appointed bandmaster of the Royal Artillery, Woolwich, in 1882. Among other orders he is a Cavaliere of the Order of the Crown of Italy. He has composed the operas A Night in Florence, Mirra, Love's Magic; symphonies, considerable chamber-music, songs, dance-music etc.