Francesco Antonio Pistocchi

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Francesco Antonio Mamiliano Pistocchi nicknamed Pistocchino (1659 – 13 May 1726) was an Italian singer, composer and librettist.[1]

Pistocchino was born in Palermo. He was a boy soprano prodigy, and later made his career as a castrato. From 1696 to 1700 he was maestro di cappella for the Duke of Ansbach. After 1700 he founded a singing school in Bologna, where he died. He was elected president of the Academia Filarmonica twice, in 1708 and 1710.

Works[edit]

  • Il Leandro (libretto by Camillo Badovero, Venice, Teatro alle Zattere, 5 May 1679, then Teatro S. Moisè, 1682, as Gli amori fatali)
  • Il Narciso, pastorale (Apostolo Zeno Ansbach Court Theatre, March 1697)
  • Le pazzie d'amore e dell'interesse, (own libretto, Ansbach, 16 June 1699)
  • Le risa di Democrito (Nicolò Minato, Vienna, 17 February 1700)
  • La pace tra l'armi, serenata (own libretto, Ansbach 5 Sept. 1700)

. Bertoldo (1707)

Oratorios[edit]

. Il Martirio di San Adriano (Venice,1699) . Maria Vergine Addolorata (1698) . La fuga di Sta. Teresia (1717)

Other works[edit]

. Scherzi Musicali (collection of French, Italian and German arias) . Duetti e terzetti(1707) . 147th psalm and other church music and cantatas . Cappricci puerili variamente composti in 40 modi sopra un basso d'un balletto (pieces for the harpsichord, harp,violin and other instruments 1667)

Recordings[edit]

  • Oratorio San Adriano Symphonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talbot, Michael, The chamber cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi, Boydell Press, 2006, p. 52. ISBN 1-84383-201-1

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