Calegari, Francesco Antonio

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Calegari, Francesco Antonio

Calegari, Francesco Antonio, Italian composer, music theorist, and teacher; b. Venice, 1656; d. there, Nov. 12, 1742. After taking his vows as a Franciscan at the Palma del Friuli convent in Venice, he obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Franciscan seminary in Assisi and then studied counterpoint with Lotti. He was maestro di cappella at S. Francesco in Bologna (1700–01), S. maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice (1701–03; 1727–42), and the basilica of S. Antonio in Padua (1703–27). Calegari wrote much sacred music and several treatises, the most important being Ampia dimonstrazione degli armoniali musicali tuoni (1732), which concerns dissonance in figured basses.


W. Schutt, FA. G (d. 1742): Music Theorist and Composer (diss., Catholic Univ. of America, 1969).

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