Accorimboni [Accorimbani, Accorimbeni], Agostino
- Michael F. Robinson
(b Rome, Aug 28, 1739; d Rome, Aug 13, 1818). Italian composer. Breitkopf’s 1785–7 catalogue records his name as Agosti, and this led both Gerber and Eitner to list him also under that name. A. Fuchs recorded his dates of birth and death, and his studies with Rinaldo di Capua, on the title-page of a Recordare virgo by Accorimboni; in his memoirs the abbot Lucantonio Benedetti noted that Accorimboni’s opera Il marchese di Castelverde drew a large crowd of noblemen ‘because the composer also belonged to the patrician class’. Between 1768 and 1786 he wrote several operas, all but one of them comic, and he is also known to have composed several religious pieces. His Il regno delle Amazzoni enjoyed particular success, with restagings in Bologna, Florence, Genoa and Prague. Martinotti mentioned a cantata composed for the return of Pope Pius VII which led to an appointment (apparently refused) to the Württemberg court....