Antonio Maria Mazzoni
Born in Milan, the son of a clockmaker, Mazzoni first gained an interest in music at the age of six, and at age fifteen, was sent to study under Swiss German musician and composer, Johann von Griesemer, under who he studied under for three years until 1735. In 1735, he moved to Paris, where he spent the next five years working in multiple high-profile theatres, steadily honing his craft, especially under the mentorship of one particular, Jacques Saint-Antonine before moving to Great Britain, where he spent three years composing music for the King at the time, George II before returning to Milan in 1743. He spent nearly the last ten years of his life in Rome, where he died on 8 December 1785 at the age of 68, perhaps following a stroke.
- Il saggiatore musicale: Volume 4 1997 "Analoghe considerazioni valgono per «il direttore d'orchestra Manzoni», che era Antonio Maria Mazzoni (1717-1785), compositore bolognese e accademico filarmonico citato da Burney e da Leopold Mozart, nonché da tutte le enciclopedie ..."
- Mozart Briefe und Aufzeichnungen: Gesamtausgabe Wilhelm A. Bauer, Leopold Mozart - 1971 -"„Maestro Mazzoni": Antonio Maria Mazzoni (1717 bis 1785), Schüler Predieris ( vgl. zu Z. 8), seit 1759 Domkapellmeister, seit 1736 Mitglied der Accademia Filarmonica, deren „Principe" er fünfmal war."
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