Virgilio Mazzocchi


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(b Veja, 1597; d Cività Castellana, 1646). It. composer, brother of Domenico Mazzocchi. Choirmaster, St John Lateran, Rome, 1628–9, when he moved to similar post at St Peter's. With Marazzoli, wrote what is said to be first comic opera, Chi soffre, speri (Rome 1639, rev. of Il falcone, 1637). Also wrote vocal mus.

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