- Walter Gürtelschmied
- and Siegfried Gmeinwieser
(b Rome, April 19, 1605; d Rome, June 17, 1672). Italian composer. He was the son of a confectioner from Lorraine, Robert Venouot (italianized as Benevolo). From 16 February 1617 to 15 March 1623 he was a choirboy at S Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, where he was taught music by Ugolini and also studied grammar and Latin. When the administration of the church passed to the Oratorio di S Filippo Neri, Benevoli, who was still only 18, obtained his first position as ...