Alberghi, Paolo Tommaso

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Alberghi, Paolo Tommaso

Alberghi, Paolo Tommaso, Italian violinist, teacher, and composer; b. Faenza (baptized), Dec. 31, 1716; d. there, Oct. 11, 1785. He centered his career on Faenza. After training from Tartini, he was a violinist at the Cathedral, where his brother, Don Francesco Alberghi, was maestro di cappella. In 1755 he became 1st violinist there. Upon the death of his brother in 1760, he succeeded him as its maestro di cappella. He was highly esteemed as a violinist and teacher. Among his works were some 20 violin concertos, which are notable for their late Baroque virtuosity. He also wrote sonatas, trios, and sacred music. His son, Ignazio Alberghi (b. 1758; d. after 1835), was a tenor and composer of sacred music. After serving as maestro di cappella at Faenza Cathedral (1787–96), he was active at the Dresden court.

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