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date: 09 December 2019

Piccinni family (opera)locked

  • Dennis Libby,
  • Julian Rushton,
  • Mary Hunter,
  • James L. Jackman,
  • Marita P. McClymonds
  •  and David Charlton


Italian, later French, family of composers.

(b Bari, Jan 16, 1728; d Passy, nr Paris, May 7, 1800). He was one of the central figures in Italian and French opera.

Although his father was a musician and his mother the sister of the composer Latilla, he was destined originally for the church. His precocious musical talent, however, would not be suppressed. Most of the information about his early years comes from La Borde (1780). This, the first substantial notice, was incorporated in Ginguené’s memorial biography (1801); Ginguené claimed to have written the notice for La Borde, in which case it originated from a person close to Piccinni at a time when he could have consulted his subject directly, a possibility strengthened by the precision of some of its details. Thus Piccinni is said to have entered the S Onofrio conservatory in Naples in May 1742...

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