Pallavicino, Carlo

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Pallavicino, Carlo

Pallavicino, Carlo, Italian composer; b. Salo, near Brescia, date unknown; d. Dresden, Jan. 29, 1688. He served as an organista ai concerti at S. Antonio in Padua in 1665–66, and in 1673–74 was maestro dei concerti there. He became a Vice-Kapellmeister at the Dresden court in 1667; was named Kapellmeister in 1672. In 1674 he was named maestro di coro of the Ospedale degli Incurabili in Venice. In succeeding years he became one of the leading opera composers in Venice. In 1685 he accepted an invitation from the Elector Johann Georg III of Saxony to resume his former post as Dresden Kapellmeister. On Jan. 1, 1687, he assumed his duties as director of theater and chamber music. Thirteen of his operas are extant.

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