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Giuseppe Verdi willed his home to be turned into his tomb and used as a nursing home for elderly musicians in need after his death.  He died in 1901.  Most of the elderly musicians played at La Scala where his operas played. All the royalties from his operas were given to the Verdi foundation that supports this nursing home.  If you qualify they charge 80 percent of your pension up to a maximum of 1500 euros a month. Wives of musicians qualify as well.  .Flute player is Paolo Varetto (89) who played at La Scala for over 30 years and taught conservatory for that time as well.  .Woman violin player is Tina Aleprandi (89) and has played since she was six.  .Male violin player is Lodovico Ferri (94) played at La Scala..Woman with blue tinted glasses is Livia Luise and is a piano player..Stocky guy in most of the red chair photos is Pasquale Montesano (82) composer.
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