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Thalberg, SIGISMOND (1812-71), pianist, was born at Geneva, and studied in Vienna under Hummel. His first public performance was at Prince Metternich's in 1826. He earned both fame and riches in his tours through Belgium, Holland, England, and Russia (1839), the United States (1855), and Brazil (1855, 1862). In 1858 he settled at Naples.