Tricarico, Giuseppe, Italian composer; b. Calli-poli, near Lecce, June 25, 1623; d. there, Nov. 14, 1697. He received training in Naples. In 1654 he became maestro di cappella at the Accademia dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara. By 1659 he was active in Vienna, where he composed several operas. He also served as maestro di cappella to the Dowager Empress Elonora (1660?-63) before settling in Gallipoli as a teacher. His extant works comprise the opera L’Oronie (Venice, Feb. 1660), the oratorios La gara della Misericordia e Giustizia di Dio (Vienna, 1661) and Adamo ed Eva (Naples?, 1663), Con-centus ecclesiastici, liber auartus for 2 to 4 Voices (Rome, 1649), a Mass for 8 Voices, and several motets, madrigals, and cantatas.
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