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Cesti, Remigio

Cesti, Remigio

Cesti, Remigio, Italian composer, nephew of Antonio Cesti; b. Arezzo, c. 1635; d. Florence, c. 1713. He became a member of the Dominican order in 1649. After serving as organist to the Knights of St. Stephen in Pisa (1663), he was maestro di cappella in Pisa, Volterra, Arezzo, and Faenza. From 1671 he held ecclesiastical posts in Arezzo and Siena. Among his extant works are the opera II principe generoso (Vienna, 1665) and sacred pieces.

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