Adolfati, Andrea

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Adolfati, Andrea

Adolfati, Andrea, Italian composer; b. Venice, c. 1721; d. Genoa, Oct. 28, 1760. He was a student of Galuppi. After serving as maestro di cappella at S. Maria della Salute in Venice, he was in the service of the Modena court (1745–48). Subsequently he was director of music at the Annunziata church in Genoa (1748–60) and maestro di cappella in Padua (1760). He wrote 10 operas (1746–55), a Sinfonia, an overture, chamber music, and sacred works.

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