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Sacchini, Antonio (Maria Gasparo)

Sacchini, Antonio (Maria Gasparo) (b Florence, 1730; d Paris, 1786). It. composer, influenced by Gluck's reforms. Active in Venice, Rome, and Naples, 1762–9. Worked in London 1772–81, writing 17 operas which won him popularity. Settled in Paris 1782 where he enjoyed even greater vogue. Piccinni's most formidable rival in It. Wrote over 40 operas, incl. Semiramide, Armido e Rinaldo, and Œdipe à Colonne; 2 syms.; 6 str. qts.

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Sacchini, Antonio Maria Gasparo

Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini (äntô´nyō märē´ä gä´spärō säk-kē´nē), 1730–86, Italian operatic composer of the Neapolitan school. His best work, Oedipe à Colone (1786) was in the repertory of the Paris Opéra for more than half a century. He also composed chamber music and oratorios.

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