Italian composer; b. Naples, Sept. 25, 1754; d. Perugia, 1822. He was a student of his father, a church musician, and of Sala. He was maestro di cappella in Cingoli (1790–96?), Fabriano (17967–98), Perugia (1798–1808), Urbino (1808–10), and again in Perugia (from 1810), where he also was director of the music school. His large output included over 60 operas, as well as oratorios.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire