Sebastiano Baldini

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Sebastiano Baldini (1615–1685) was a satirical Roman poet, librettist for almost every composer operating in Rome at that time,[1] and a secretary to a series of cardinals. The most important was Flavio Chigi.[2] For his literary qualities and for his good humor he was well received by the aristocracy and Roman cultural circles. Christina, Queen of Sweden, based a scenario on one of his poems,[3] and Alessandro Stradella based his 1677 serenata Il Damone on it.

He was a member of various academies, including those of literary humorists in Rome and Pesaro (founded in 1645).[4] Baldini was drawn by Pier Francesco Mola.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Giorgio Morelli: Sebastiano Baldini. Le poesie per musica nei codici della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome, Istituto di bibliografia musicale, 2000, OCLC 57374028, ISBN 978-88-88627-02-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aspects of the secular cantata in late Baroque Italy by Michael Talbot [1]
  2. ^ Complete cantatas by Atto Melani
  3. ^ Aspects of the secular cantata in late Baroque Italy by Michael Talbot [2]
  4. ^ Giorgio Morelli, "Sebastiano Baldini", in Strenna dei romanisti, XXXIX, 1978, p. 262
  5. ^ The poet Baldini drinking in Melosi's bar