Marc'Antonio Ziani

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Marc'Antonio Ziani (ca. 1653 – 22 January 1715)[1] was an Italian composer living in Vienna.

Ziani was born in Venice. He probably studied with his uncle, the organist Pietro Andrea Ziani.[2] From 1686 to 1691 Ziani was maestro di cappella to Duke Ferdinando Carlo di Gonzaga in Mantua, but simultaneously developed his career as an opera composer in Venice. In 1700 Ziani was appointed vice Hofkapellmeister to Leopold I in Vienna, and on 1 January 1712 Charles VI promoted him to Hofkapellmeister. He was succeeded by Johann Fux.[3] He died in Vienna.



  1. ^ Slonimsky, Nicolas (1978). "Ziani, Marco Antonio". Baker's Biographical dictionary of musicians (6th ed.). New York: Schirmer Books. p. 1945. ISBN 0-02-870240-9.
  2. ^ Beth Lise Glixon, Jonathan Emmanuel Glixon Inventing the business of opera: the impresario and his world in seventeenth century 2006 p46
  3. ^ Eleanor Selfridge-Field Venetian instrumental music from Gabrieli to Vivaldi 1994 p173