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Zannetti [Zanetti], Francesco

Galliano Ciliberti

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Volterra, March 27, 1737; d Perugia, Jan 31, 1788). Italian composer. He studied composition with G.C.M. Clari in Pisa from 1750 to 1754, at the same time performing as a violinist and tenor in Lucca. In 1757 his training in opera began at the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini in Naples, but he abandoned his studies after two years. His subsequent admission to the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna (1760) indicates his preference for sacred and instrumental music over opera. From 1756 to 1762 he was maestro di cappella at Volterra and from 1762 to 1788 at Perugia Cathedral, where he composed a great deal of music, including many of his operas; he also worked as music director at the Teatro del Pavone and the Teatro dell’Aquila and occasionally acted as impresario at the Pavone in the 1770s, for works including Sacchini’s Alessandro nell’Indie, Anfossi’s Quinto Fabio...

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Subjects: Music of the Classical Period

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