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Anglesi, Domenico (opera)

Nigel Fortune

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b ? between c 1610 and 1615; d after Aug 28, 1669). Italian composer . He became an instrumentalist and composer to the Grand Duke of Tuscany at Florence in 1638, and for several years was also in the household of Cardinal Giovan Carlo de’ Medici. Mentioned by Atto Melani for his contrary opinion of Cavalli’s Ipermestra (letter of 1654 to Prince Mattias de’ Medici; cited in Ademollo, 1884, p.70), he wrote the comic opera La serva nobile (G. A. Moniglia; Florence, Pergola, 1660), staged by the Accademia degli Immobili, whose patron was Cardinal Giovan Carlo. The music is lost, but Anglesi’s surviving Italian songs show him to have been a sensitive and progressive composer.

A. Ademollo: I primi fasti della musica italiana a Parigi (Milan, 1884), 70 A. Ademollo: I primi fasti del Teatro di Via della Pergola in Firenze (1657–1661) (Milan, 1885), 14 R. L. Weaver: Florentine Comic Operas of the Seventeenth Century...

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Subjects: Opera

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