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Francesco Bianchi
Born: Cremona (Italy) c1752   Died: Cremona (Italy) 27/11/1810
Letters in which this person is cited
247 (28 September 1771) | view
Italian composer. Bianchi`s first operatic success was Giulio Sabino (Cremona, 1772); thereafter he worked at Paris as a harpsichordist and composer of comic operas for the Théâtre-Italien. He served as deputy maestro at the Metropolitana, Milan, from 1782 to 1793, and as second organist at San Marco, Venice, from 1785. Although chiefly known as a composer of serious opera, he wrote numerous comic ones as well, including La villanella rapita which was performed in Vienna in 1785 with Mozart`s quartet `Dite almeno in che mancai` K479 and the terzett `Mandina amabile` K480. Lit.: Accorsi, `Teoria e practica della variatio nel dramma giocoso: a proposito della “Villanella rapita” di Giovanni Bertati`; McClymonds, `The Venetian Role in the Transformation of Italian Opera Seria during the 1790s`
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