Cristiano Farinelli

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Cristiano Farinelli (17th century) was an Italian composer and violinist. Cristiano Farinelli was a friend of the composer Arcangelo Corelli and is said by some musicologists to have been the uncle and perhaps patron of the famous castrato, Carlo Broschi, whose stage name was Farinelli.[1]

  1. ^ Mattfield, Julius. "A Male Precursor of the Galli-Curci." The Lotus Magazine , Vol. 10, No. 3 (Mar., 1919), p. 126.