Albertini, Joachim (actually, Gioacchino)

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Albertini, Joachim (actually, Gioacchino)

Albertini, Joachim (actually, Gioacchino), Italian-born Polish composer; b. Pesaro, 1749; d. Warsaw, March 27, 1812. He was a conductor to Prince Karol Radziwill in Neiswiez, later serving as maitre de chapelle to King Stanislaw August Poniatowski in Warsaw (from 1782). In 1795 he received Poland’s life pension.


DRAMATIC: La Cacdatrice brillante, intermezzo (Rome, Feb. 1772); Don Juan albo Ukarany Hbertyn (Don Juan or The Rake Punished), opera (Warsaw, Feb. 23, 1783); Virginia, opera seria (Rome, Jan. 7, 1786); Circe una Ulisses, opera seria (Hamburg, Jan. 30, 1786); Scipione Africano, opera seria (Rome, 1789); La Virgine vestale, opera seria (Rome, Carnival, 1803); Kapelmajster polski (Polish Kapellmeister), intermezzo (Warsaw, Oct. 28, 1808). OTHER: Sym. (c. 1797); masses and other sacred works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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