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Albanese [Albanèse, Albaneze], (Egide-Joseph-Ignace-) Antoinelocked

  • Kenneth Langevin

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(b Albano Laziale, nr Rome, 1729; d Paris, 1800). French castrato and composer of Italian origin. Educated in Naples, he went to Paris in 1747 and soon found employment in the royal chapel of Louis XV. From 1752 to 1762 he was a prominent soloist in the Concert Spirituel, appearing frequently in performances of Pergolesi’s ...

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