A Gasparini Renaissance
GIUSEPPE PENNISI experiences 'Il Bajazet'
In their histories of music, only a limited number of musicologists discuss Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727). Yet Handel considered him to have been his mentor and J S Bach wrote an appreciation of him. Gasparini was the teacher of musicians such as Benedetto Marcello, Joachim Quantz and Domenico Scarlatti. He was also the composer of over sixty operas staged successfully in Italy and elsewhere (including His Majesty's Theatre in London) in the eighteenth century...
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