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Pierre Eugène François de Ligniville
Born: 1727   Died: 22/07/1778
Letters in which this person is cited
173 (3 April 1770) | view
Composer. Ligniville became a member of the Accademia Filarmonica, Bologna, in 1758 and in 1761 took a position as court chamberlain and postmaster general in Florence; Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo made him director of the court music in 1768. Ligniville met Mozart in Florence in April 1770 -- Leopold described him in a letter of 3 April as 'the finest contrapuntalist in all Italy' (letter 173) -- and it was under the influence of Ligniville's Stabat Mater of 1768 that Mozart composed the five-part Kyrie K89, as well as copying out some of its movements. Lit.: Oxford Music Online.
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In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.