João Rodrigues Esteves

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João Rodrigues Esteves (c. 1700–c. 1751) was a Portuguese composer of religious music. João Rodrigues Esteves’ surviving works number close to 100. His manuscripts are all housed in Portuguese libraries, mostly in the Lisbon Cathedral archive.[1] He is first mentioned in 1719 when he was brought to Rome under King João V in order to study with composer Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni. By 1726 he was back in Portugal. In 1729 he became a master of music in the Basilica de Santa Maria Maior, the Lisbon Cathedral.[2][3]

He wrote numerous works, among others:

  • Eight-voice mass completed at Rome on 8 September 1721
  • 22 vesper psalms
  • 2 Te Deum
  • Magnificat in E minor with organ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artist Biography by Uncle Dave Lewis". All Music. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Artist Biography by Uncle Dave Lewis". All Music. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/esteves