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Stradella, Alessandro
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(Oct 1, 1644 [?], Rome – Feb 25, 1682, Genoa), Italian composer. He sang as a choirboy and studied with Ercole Bernabei; his earliest known composition dates from 1663 (a motet for the queen of Sweden). In 1665 he entered the service of the Colonnas, a family of Roman nobility, and traveled to Venice and Florence. Involvement in a theft of church property caused him to leave Rome. He was probably in Vienna in 1670, composing primarily for the musical stage. After 1675 he concentrated on oratorios, the best-known being his San Giovanni Batista. He had numerous affairs and…

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Konold, Wulf, “Stradella, Alessandro”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025811>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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