Dal Barba, Daniel

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Dal Barba, Daniel

Dal Barba, Daniel , Italian singer, violinist, teacher, and composer; b. Verona, May 5, 1715; d. there, July 16, 1801. He made his debut as a singer in Chiarini’s Ifratelli riconosciuti in Venora in 1743. After singing in his own opera // Tigmne (1744) and others, he devoted himself to a career as a violinist, teacher, and composer in his native city. He became maestro di cappella of the Filarmonica and Filotima academies, posts he retained for the next 30 years. He also was temporary maestro di cappella (1762–70) and maestro di cappella (1770–79) at the Cathedral. Among his works were 7 operas, a Flute Concerto, an accomplished set of 12 violin sonatas, and many sacred works.


M. Dubiaga Jr. The Life and Works of D.P. D.B. (1715–1801) (diss., Univ. of Colo., 1977).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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