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date: 23 October 2019

Rognoni family [Rognino, Rogniono, Rognone, Rognoni Taeggio, Rognoni Taegio, Rongione, Rongioni, Taegiolocked

  • Sergio Lattes
  • , revised by Marina Toffetti

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[Rognino, Rogniono, Rognone, Rognoni Taeggio, Rognoni Taegio, Rongione, Rongioni, Taegio

Italian family of musicians. ‘Taeggio’, derived from the presumed place of origin of (1) Riccardo Rognoni, was used only by his sons (2) Giovanni Domenico and (3) Francesco below.

(b ?Val Taleggio, nr Bergamo, c1550; d ?Milan, before April 20, 1620). Musician and composer. In 1586 his Canzonette alla napolitana, for three and four voices, now lost, was published in Venice. After this début as a composer of secular vocal music, he concentrated mostly on instrumental music. He was banished from Val Taleggio before 1592, possibly for political reasons (see Barblan). The frontispiece of his Passaggi, published in Venice in 1592, states that he was working as a musician for the Duke of Terranova, Governor of Milan (this work was thought to have been lost in World War II but a copy does, in fact, survive in D-Bs). From this date on he is recorded as living in Milan, where in ...

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