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PERGOLESI, Giovanni Battista
b Jesi, Italy, 4 January 1710
d Pazzuola, 16 March 1736, aged twenty-six

He entered the Conservatorium dei Poveri di Gesu Cristo in Naples in 1725. He taught at the Conservatorium of the Madonna of Loreto from 1725 to 1728. His compositions earned him the patronage of the Prince of Stigliano. His secular music was a failure; this undermined his health, and he died of tuberculosis.

1731 (21)

Salustia, opera

1732 (22)

Lo frate innamorato, opera

La serva padrona, opera

1733 (23)

ll prigionier superbo, opera

1734 (24)

Adriano in Siria, opera

La contadina astuta, opera

1735 (25)

L'Olimpiade, opera

Flamincio, opera

1736 (26)

Stabat Mater, for female voices

Pergolesi also composed eight other operas, twelve cantatas, over thirty sonatas, symphonies, concertos.

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