Nicola Logroscino

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Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino (1698– ca. 1765) was an Italian composer who is best known for his operas.

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He was born at Bitonto (Bari) and was a pupil of Francesco Durante. In 1738 he collaborated with Leonardo Leo and others in the hasty production of Demetrio; in the autumn of the same year he produced a comic opera, L'inganno per inganno, the first of a long series of comic operas, the success of which won him the name of "il Dio dell'opera buffa". He went to Palermo, probably in 1747, as a teacher of counterpoint; as an opera composer he is last heard of in 1760, and is supposed to have died about 1763 or 1765.

Logroscino has been credited with the invention of the concerted operatic finale, but as far as can be seen from the score of Governalore and the few remaining fragments of other operas, his finales show no advance upon those of Leo. As a musical humorist, he has been classed with Gioacchino Rossini.

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