Gaetano Veneziano

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Gaetano Veneziano (Bisceglie, 1656 – Naples, 15 July 1716) was an Italian composer.[1] His son Giovanni Veneziano was also a composer.

Veneziano senior studied with Francesco Provenzale at the Conservatorio Santa Maria di Loreto in Naples in 1666; where in 1684 he became maestro di cappella. He defeated Cristoforo Caresana in a competition to succeed Alessandro Scarlatti as master of the Spanish royal chapel of Naples in 1704, but after only three years lost the post when the Austrians took control of Naples from the Spanish in 1707.



  1. ^ Julie Anne Sadie Companion to Baroque Music 1998 Page 77 "Veneziano. Father and son, who worked in Naples as organists, maestri di cappella and composers. Gaetano Veneziano (1656-17 16) went to study with Provenzale at the Neapolitan Conservatorio S Maria di Loreto in 1666 ...