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date: 19 August 2019

Calegari familylocked

  • Sven Hansell


Italian family of musicians. Besides the Calegari family members listed below, there were many other musicians named Calegari, Callegari or Caligari, active in Venice or Padua from the mid-17th century to the 19th and not known to be related. They include the singers Giovanni, a castrato in the S Marco choir who accompanied Cavalli to France in 1660, and the prima donna Isabella, who sang in Venice from about 1705 until 1730. The impresario Matteo, who managed the finances of the Grimani theatres in Venice (1688–1706), is said to have been of Genoese descent. An Antonio Calegari played the violone in the orchestra of S Antonio, Padua, around the beginning of the 18th century. In the early 19th century a Francesco Calegari published much guitar music and gave guitar concerts in Germany. Another Francesco published a method for children, Elementi generali di musica (Bologna, 1822, enlarged 2/1828...

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