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date: 18 August 2019

Laurenti familylocked

  • Michael Talbot
  • , revised by Enrico Careri


Italian family of instrumentalists, singers and composers. Its members made significant contributions over a period of nearly 100 years (c1670–c1765) to the musical life of Bologna (where the family originated and, continued, in the main, to live) and other Italian cities, notably Venice. The precise family relationship of different musicians bearing the surname of Laurenti is in several cases impossible to establish, and their occasional confusion in their own day (and in later musicological writings) has made some attributions to individuals hazardous.

(b Bologna, 1644; d Bologna, Jan 18, 1726). Composer and violinist. Laurenti studied under the violinist E. Gaibara. He was a founder member of the Accademia Filarmonica in 1666, and joined the orchestra of S Petronio as a first violinist, at one stage sharing a first-violin desk with Torelli and taking some solos. He was also employed at other Bolognese churches and visited numerous Italian cities as a virtuoso. There seems to be no evidence to confirm (or refute) a belief that Corelli studied with him. In ...

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