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Fiorè, Andrea Stefano

Sven Hansell

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.09694

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(b Milan, 1686; d Turin, Oct 6, 1732). Italian composer, son of Angelo Maria Fiorè. He was a child prodigy: in the dedication of his Sinfonie da chiesa dated 20 April 1699 he explained that the pieces ‘are the last squalls of my infancy, and the first expressions of my boyhood, I having just turned 13’. The title-page of this collection of 12 trio sonatas indicates that he was musico di camera of the dedicatee, Vittorio Amedeo II, Duke of Savoy, a member of the Bolognese Accademia Filarmonica (which he joined with his father in 1697), and Milanese by birth. The royal account books in the Turin State Archive (I-Ta) show that the duke sent Andrea Stefano (mistakenly named Giovanni Battista in a document), with G.B. Somis, to study in Rome. Several payments for the trip were made between 24 June 1703 and 20 January 1707...

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Subjects: Baroque Music

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