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Gatti Luigi (Maria Baldassare)

Gatti Luigi (Maria Baldassare)

Gatti, Luigi (Maria Baldassare), Italian composer; b. Castro Lacizzi, June 11, 1740; d. Salzburg, March 1, 1817. He became vicemaestro of S. Barbara in Mantua in 1779, and also served as secondo maestro of the Teatro Scientifico in that city. In 1783 he was called to Salzburg as Kapellmeister to the court and cathedral, a position he retained until his death.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Alessandro nell’lndie (Mantua, Jan. 24, 1768); Nitteti (Mantua, 1773); Armida (Mantua, Jan. 29, 1775); Olimpiade (Salzburg, Sept. 30, 1775); Antigono (Milan, Feb. 3, 1781); Demofoonte (Mantua, May 12, 1787). OTHER: Oratorios; masses; cantatas; instrumental music.

Bibliography

M. Gemacher, L. G.: Seine Leben und seine Oratorien (diss., Univ. of Vienna, 1959).

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