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Marco Scacchi (Composer)

Born: 1600, Gallese, Italy

Died: 7th September 1662, Gallese, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Marco Scacchi was an Italian composer and writer on music.

Scacchi was born in Gallese, Lazio. He studied under Giovanni Francesco Anerio in Rome. He was associated with the court at Warsaw from 1626, and was kapellmeister there from 1628 to 1649. His 1643 treatise Cribrum musicum accused Paul Siefert of having poor technique, leading to a war of words which lasted years.

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