Marazzoli, Marco, significant Italian composer; b. Parma, between 1602 and 1608; d. Rome, Jan. 26, 1662. In 1631 he gained the patronage of Cardinal Antonio Barberini in Rome. In 1637 he settled in Rome in the cardinal’s service and became a tenor in the Papal Chapel, a position he held until his death. He also was engaged by Cardinal Mazarin in Paris in 1643; returned to Rome in 1645. In 1656 he became virtuoso di camera to Queen Christina of Sweden, who held her court in Rome at the time. Marazzoli was a prolific composer of choral music; about 375 of his cantatas and oratorios are extant. His name is also associated with that of Virgilio Mazzocchi; they collaborated on the first comic opera, Chi soffre, speri (Rome, Feb. 27, 1639), which was a revision of II facone (Rome, Feb. 12, 1637). His other operas include L’amore trionfante dello sdegno (also known as V’Armida; Ferrara, Feb. 1641), Gli amori di Giasone e d’Issifile (Venice, Feb. 22, 1642; not extant), Le pretensioni del Tebro e del Po (Ferrara, March 4, 1642), II capriccio or II giudizio della ragione fra la Belta e l’Affetto (Rome, 1643), Dal male il bene (Rome, Feb. 12, 1653; in collaboration with A. Abbatini), Le armi e gli amori (Rome, Feb. 20, 1656), and La vita humana, ovvero II trionfo della pietà (Rome, Jan. 31, 1656).
M. Grace, M. M. and the Development of the Latin Oratorio (diss., Yale Univ., 1974).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Marazzoli, Marco." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (March 25, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/marazzoli-marco-0
"Marazzoli, Marco." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved March 25, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/marazzoli-marco-0
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.