Zipoli, Domenico, Italian composer and organist; b. Prato, Oct. 16,1688; d. Santa Catalina, near Cordoba, Argentina, Jan. 2, 1726. He studied in Florence, then with A. Scarlatti in Naples, L.F. Vannucci in Bologna, and B. Pasquini in Rome, where he became organist at the Jesuit Church in 1715. His oratorios Sant’ Antonio di Padova (1712) and Santa Caterina, vergine, e martire (1714) were presented in Rome. In 1716 he publ. Sonate d’intavolatura per organo e címbalo. He joined the Jesuit order at Seville in 1716, and in 1717 went to South America, where he became organist of the Jesuit church in Cordoba, Argentina. Walsh of London reprinted parts of the Sonate d’intavolatura under the titles Six Suits of Italian Lessons for the Harpsichord and Third Collection of Toccatas, Vollentarys and Fugues.
L. Ayestaran, D. Z., el gran compositor y organista romano del 1700 en el Rio de La Plata (Montevideo, 1941; radically rev. and amplified, Montevideo, 1962); S. Erickson-Bloch, The Keyboard Music ofD. Z.(diss., Cornell Univ., 1975); M. De Santis, ed., D. Z.\ Itinerari iberoamericani delle musica italiana nel Settecento: Atti del convegno internaxionale, Prato, 30 settembre-2 ottobre 1988 (Florence, 1994).
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