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Nicola Matteis (Composer)

Born: c. 1650, Naples, Italy

Died: c. 1714, London, England

Nationality: Italian

Nicola Matteis (Matheis) was the earliest notable Italian Baroque violinist in London, whom Roger North judged in retrospect "to have been a second to Corelli," and a composer of significant popularity in his time, though he had been utterly forgotten until the later 20th century.

Further Reading: Matteis the Elder

Recording of the Week, Isabelle Faust - Solo

The German violinist is at her intelligent, expressive best in a programme of works for unaccompanied violin by Matteis père et fils, Pisendel, Guillemain, Vilsmayr and Biber.

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