Freschi, (Giovanni) Domenico

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Freschi, (Giovanni) Domenico

Freschi, (Giovanni) Domenico, Italian composer; b. Bassano del Grappa, c. 1630; d. Vicenza, July 2, 1710. He was a singer and priest at Vicenza Cathedral, where he received a canonry in 1650 and was made maestro di cappella in 1656. He wrote 15 operas, some for Venice and others for the private theater in Piazzola sul Brenta, near Padua. His other works included the oratorios Clotilde, Giuditta, and II Miracolo del mago, dramatic cantatas, masses, hymns, etc.

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