Pollarolo, (Giovanni) Antonio

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Pollarolo, (Giovanni) Antonio

Pollarolo, (Giovanni) Antonio , Italian composer, son of Carlo Francesco Pollarolo ; b. Brescia (baptized), Nov. 12, 1676; d. Venice, May 30, 1746. He studied with his father, for whom he began substituting as vice-maestro di cappella at Venice’s San Marco (1702). He was named to that position (1723), and was acting primo maestro (1733–36) and then primo maestro (1740–46); was also maestro di coro at the Ospedale degl’Incurabili (from 1716). He wrote about 12 operas, but only I tre voti (Vienna, 1724) is extant. Other works include some sacred pieces, including oratorios, cantatas, and motets.

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