Pedro António Avondano

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Pedro António Avondano (16 April 1714 - 1782) was a Portuguese composer of Italian parentage.

Pedro António was born and died in Lisbon. His father Pietro Giorgio Avondano of Genoa, was a violinist at the court of João V, one of many Italian musicians at the Portuguese court.

Pedro António Avondano is mainly noted, like Domenico Scarlatti, for harpsichord sonatas and sacred music.[1][2][3][4][5]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • comic opera Il mondo della luna, with libretto by Carlo Goldoni[6]
  • oratorio Il voto di Jefte
  • oratorio Adamo ed Eva
  • sacred works, inc. Tantum ergo
  • sinfonie

Editions

  • Forty-nine Lisbon minuets by Pedro Antonio Avondano ed. Mary Farrar Hatchette, Tulane University of Louisiana, 1971 - 334 pages.

Recordings

  • Avondano. Sonata in C major. Sousa Carvalho. Toccata in G minor, Allegro in D major. Ruggero Gerlin (harpsichord). Philips © 835769I.Y LP, 1967
  • Harpsichord works. Rosana Lanzelotte. Portugaler, 2006.[7]

Some of Avondano's works were revived at the Festival d'Ambronay in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard E. Smither A history of the oratorio: vol 3 p 42 1977 "Among the oratorio composers active in Lisbon were Pedro Antonio Avondano (1714-82), Giuseppe Scolari (?1720- after 1774), ..."
  2. ^ Portuguese: A.A.S. Andrade A presença da flauta traversa em Portugal de 1750 a 1850 2005 A abordagem das obras setecentistas de António Rodil (c.1710-1788), Pedro António Avondano (1714- 1788) e Fr. ... An overview of 17th century compositions of António Rodil (c. 1710-1788), Pedro António Avondano (1714-1788),"
  3. ^ Manuel Carlos de Brito "Opera in Portugal in the Eighteenth Century"(Book Review) G PONTIERO - Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 1992 "The opening chapters establish the all-important influence of Spanish and Italian models before Portuguese composers such as Pedro Antonio Avondano, Luciano Xavier dos Santos and the much praised Jose de Sousa Carvalho became established in their own right in the ..."
  4. ^ Portuguese [PDF]J.P. Janeiro CONTRIBUTO PARA O ESTUDO DA MÚSICA RELIGIOSA DE FRANCISCO ANTÓNIO DE ALMEIDA [PDF] from ipcb.pt - 2004 - convergencias.esart.ipcb.pt "... tipo de tratamento não pode deixar de causar estranheza, sobretudo quando comparamos com as entradas de outros compositores, nomeadamente, as bolseiros joaninos, António Teixeira e João Rodrigues Esteves, ou até de Pedro António Avondano, manifestamente mais .."
  5. ^ Portuguese: [PDF] Sociabilidades mundanas em Lisboa: Partidos e Assembleias, c. 1760-1834 [PDF] from unirioja.es M.A. Lousada - Penélope: revista de história e ciências sociais, 1998 - dialnet.unirioja.es "... Após o terramoto, o primeiro espaço público lisboeta vocacionado para o recreio, a primeira assembléia pública de que há notícia certa, funcionou precisamente em casa de um músico, concretamente do compositor e violinista da Real Câmara Pedro Antônio Avondano"
  6. ^ Premièred in the Carnival of 1765 at the Royal Palace of Salvaterra, this was the first opera of a Portuguese composer to be performed in the Portuguese court.
  7. ^ Harpsichord and fortepiano 11-12 2006 Pedro Avondano: Sonatas Rosana Lanzelotte, harpsichord Portugaler 2014-2 Reviewed by John Collins "Only two volumes devoted to keyboard music are known to have been published in Portugal during the eighteenth century,.."

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