Francesco Durante


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(b Frattamaggiore, nr Naples, 31 March 1684; d Naples, 30 Sept. 1755). Italian composer and teacher. He studied at the Conservatorio di S. Onofrio in Naples, where his uncle was director, and taught there briefly in 1710–11. After that nothing is heard of him until 1728, when he became primo maestro at the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo, though he may have studied in Rome at some point. In 1742 he moved to the equivalent post at the Conservatorio di S. Maria di Loreto, to which he later added that at S. Onofrio.


From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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