Antonio Buzzolla

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Antonio Buzzolla

Antonio Buzzolla (March 2, 1815 – March 20, 1871) was an Italian composer and conductor. A native of Adria, he studied in Venice, and later worked with Gaetano Donizetti and Saverio Mercadante. He composed five operas, but was better known in his lifetime for ariettas and canzonettas in the Venetian dialect. Beginning in 1855 he served as the maestro di cappella of the Cappella Marciana at St Mark's Basilica in Venice. Buzzolla was one of the composers invited by Giuseppe Verdi to contribute to the Messa per Rossini; he composed the opening movement, the Requiem e Kyrie. He died in Venice in 1871.

Compositions[edit]

Sacred Works[edit]

Piano Music[edit]

  • Sonata [n. 1] in mi bemolle maggiore, Op. 1
  • Sonata n. 2 in sol maggiore
  • Marziale in do maggiore
  • Notturno in fa minore
  • Due valzer

Operas[edit]

  • Ferramondo (Venezia, Teatro San Benedetto, 3 December 1836)
  • Mastino I° della Scala (Venezia, Gran Teatro La Fenice, 31 May 1841)
  • Gli Avventurieri (Venezia, Gran Teatro La Fenice, 14 May 1842)
  • Amleto (Venezia, Gran Teatro La Fenice, 24 February 1848)
  • Elisabetta di Valois (Venezia, Gran Teatro La Fenice, 16 February 1850)
  • La puta onorata, (in Venetian dialect, after Carlo Goldoni) unfinished

Songs[edit]

  • Serate a Rialto, a una voce con accompagnamento di pianoforte
  • Il gondoliere, raccolta di dodici ariette veneziane
  • I giardinieri, duetto in veneziano
  • La campana del tramonto
  • La desolada
  • La farfala
  • Un baso in falo
  • Un ziro in gondola
  • Mi e ti
  • El fresco
  • El canto
  • Cantata funebre dei caduti di Solferino e S. Martino

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Giovanni Agostino Perotti
List of Maestri of Cappella Marciana
1855 – 1871
Succeeded by
Nicolò Coccon