Petrucci, Brizio, Italian composer; b. Massalom-barda, near Ferrara, Jan. 12, 1737; d. Ferrara, June 15, 1838. He studied at the Imola seminary, took courses in law at the Univ. of Ferrara (doctorate, 1758), and received training in music from Pietro Berretta, maestro di cappella at Ferrara Cathedral. After serving as coadjutor to Pietro Marzola, maestro di cappella at Ferrara Cathedral, he succeeded him in that position in 1784. He also was maestro al cembalo at the Bonacossi and Scroffa theaters in Ferrara. Among his works were the operas Ciro riconosciuto (Ferrara, Carnival 1765), Demofoonte (Ferrara, Dec. 26, 1765), I pazzi improvvisati (Ferrara, Carnival 1770), and Teseo in Creta (Cesena, 1771), an oratorio, La madre de Maccabei (Ferrara, 1763), a cantata, La pace italica (Ferrara, 1815), a Requiem (1822), and numerous other sacred pieces.
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