- Anne Schnoebelen
Italian family of musicians. Active mainly in Bologna, it included the singer Giuseppe Predieri (b Bologna, c1650; d Bologna, 1722) and the six members of the family discussed below; some of the family relationships are unclear.
(b Bologna, April 9, 1611; d Bologna, 1695). Organist, cornettist and composer. He was a cornettist in Bologna's civic instrumental group and a singer at S Petronio there from October 1636 to December 1657, serving as vicemaestro di cappella from 1650 to 1657. He was organist at the cathedral of S Pietro from 1679 to 1693; simultaneously he served as maestro di cappella to the Confraternita de' Poveri di S Maria Regina Coeli around 1681. He was among the founder-members of the Accademia Filarmonica in 1666 and in 1693 was chosen principe, a position he could not fill because of an apoplectic stroke. His oratorio Il valore della povertà...