Gaspare Spontini

Gaspare Spontini

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini was an Italian opera composer and conductor, extremely celebrated in his time, though largely forgotten after his death. Born in Maiolati in the province of Ancona, now Maiolati Spontini, he spent most of his career in Paris and Berlin, but returned to his place of birth at the end of his life. During the first two decades of the 19th century, Spontini was an important figure in French opera. In his more than twenty operas, Spontini strove to adapt Gluck's classical trag die lyrique to the contemporary taste for melodrama, for grander spectacle, for enriched orchestral timbre, and for melodic invention allied to idiomatic expressiveness of words. His single great masterpiece and success was La vestale. As a youth, Spontini studied at the Conservatorio della Piet de' Turchini in Naples. In 1803, he went to Paris, where he was appointed court composer in 1805. In 1807, Spontini wrote La vestale, his best known workshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136664941
  • 9786136664941