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Gian Francesco (Ciccio) De Majo
Né(e): Naples (Italie) 27/03/1732   Mort(e): Naples (Italie) 17/11/1770
Lettres dans lesquelles cette personne est citée
184 (19 mai 1770) | voir
188 (29 mai 1770) | voir
230 (2 février 1771) | voir
Composer. A son of the primo maestro of the royal chapel in Naples, De Majo served in the royal chapel from 1750 and was appointed second organist in 1758. His first opera, Ricimero, re dei gotti was given at Rome and Parma in 1759 and during a trip through northern Italy, from 1761 to 1763, he studied with Padre Martini. He traveled to Vienna in 1764 and to Mannheim, where he produced an Ifigenia in Tauride. Thereafter De Majo spent time in Venice, Rome and Naples, where he hoped to succeed his father at the royal chapel. He was commissioned to compose Eumene for the Teatro S Carlo in 1770 but died before its completion. Mozart met De Majo in Naples in May 1770 and heard some of his church music, which he described as ‘bellissima’ (letter 188). Lit.: Dietz, ‘A Chronology of Maestri and Organisti at the Cappella Reale in Naples, 1745–1800’; Henze, ‘Opera seria am kurpfälzischen Hofe’; Oxford Music Online.
Veuillez citer ce site web ainsi:
Eisen, Cliff et al. Comme le dit Mozart, 'Gian Francesco (Ciccio) De Majo' <http://letters.mozartways.com>. Version 1.0, publiée par HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.
Comme le dit Mozart. Version 1.0, publiée par HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.