Francesco Antonio Pistocchi

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Francesco Antonio Mamiliano Pistocchi, nicknamed Pistocchino (1659 13 May 1726), was an Italian singer, composer and librettist. [1]


Pistocchino was born in Palermo. He was a boy soprano prodigy, and later made his career as a castrato. From 1696 to 1700 he was maestro di cappella for the Duke of Ansbach. After 1700 he founded a singing school in Bologna, where he died. He was elected president of the Academia Filarmonica twice, in 1708 and 1710.


. Bertoldo (1707)


. Il Martirio di San Adriano (Venice,1699) . Maria Vergine Addolorata (1698) . La fuga di Sta. Teresia (1717)

Other works

. Scherzi Musicali (collection of French, Italian and German arias) . Duetti e terzetti(1707) . 147th psalm and other church music and cantatas . Cappricci puerili variamente composti in 40 modi sopra un basso d'un balletto (pieces for the harpsichord, harp, violin and other instruments 1667)


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  1. Talbot, Michael, The chamber cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi, Boydell Press, 2006, p. 52. ISBN   1-84383-201-1