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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Composer)

Born: 4th January 1710, Iesi, Italy

Died: 16th March 1736, Pozzuoli, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Giovanni Battista Draghi often referred to as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian: [perɡoˈleːzi; -eːsi]), was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist and organist. His best-known works include his Stabat Mater and the opera La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress). His compositions include operas and sacred music. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 26.

Further Reading: Pergolesi

 Interview, Franco Fagioli on Adriano in Siria

The Argentine countertenor talks to Katherine about singing the role of Farnaspe on Decca's new recording of Pergolesi's opera.

 Recording of the Week, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

Anna Netrebko and Marianna Pizzolato join Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia for an unusually full-blooded account of Pergolesi’s best-known work, plus a chamber cantata apiece.

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