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Giovanni da Cascia - composer

Kurt von Fischer and Gianluca D’Agostino

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(fl northern Italy, 1340–50). Italian composer. No definitive documentary evidence relating to Giovanni’s life has yet come to light. It would seem from the surname ‘de Florentia’ or ‘de Cascia’ that he came from the village of Cascia on the Via Cassia near Florence (not to be confused, as it sometimes has been, with the Umbrian Cascia). There is no support for the view that Giovanni was active at Florence Cathedral. This

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