Clari, Giovanni Carlo Maria

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Clari, Giovanni Carlo Maria

Clari, Giovanni Carlo Maria, Italian composer; b. Pisa, Sept. 27, 1677; d. there, May 16, 1754. He studied with his father and with Francesco Alessi in Pisa, then under Colonna at Bologna, where his opera II Savio delirante was produced in 1695. From 1703 to 1724 he was in Pistoia as maestro di cappella of the Cathedral; then went to Pisa. His best-known work is a collection of madrigals for two and three voices (1720; reprinted by Carli, Paris, 1825). He also wrote masses, Psalms, a Requiem, and other sacred music.


J. Grundy Fanelli, The Oratorios of G.C.M. C. (Bologna, 1998).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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