Giovanni Andrea Bontempi

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Giovanni Andrea Bontempi (Perugia, ca. 1624–1 July 1705) was an Italian castrato singer, later composer, historian, music theorist, and assistant kapellmeister to Heinrich Schütz at Dresden from 1657. Born G. A. Angelini, he took the name of his patron. His opera Dafne (composed in collaboration) was performed to open the Opernhaus am Taschenberg in Dresden.

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • New Method of Composing For Voices, by means of which one thoroughly ignorant of the art of music can begin to compose (1660)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The algorithmic composer -p6 David Cope - 2000 This rota (wheel) appears in Giovanni Andrea Bontempi's (1624-1705) New Method of Composing For Voices, by means of which one thoroughly ignorant of the art of music can begin to compose (1660; see also Lester 1993).