Giovanni Maria Pagliardi

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Giovanni Maria Pagliardi (1637–1702) was an Italian composer. [1] He became de facto maestro di cappella at Florence Cathedral from 1690, but did not formally gain the title till the death of his predecessor, Pietro Sammartini.

Florence Cathedral Church in Tuscany, Italy

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is the cathedral of Florence, Italy. It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.




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  1. Companion to Baroque Music Julie Anne Sadie - 1998 0520214145 p47 Pagliardi worked primarily in Florence, where he served as maestro di cappella (succeeding Cesti) to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, at the church of S Lorenzo and, in his last years, at the cathedral. His oratorio L'innocenza trionfante was performed in Genoa at Ss Annunziata in 1660, and several collections of motets were published in Rome during the mid 1670s. But it was not until 1672 that he produced his first (and most popular) opera, Caligula delirante (text by Gioberti), at the Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo in Venice, followed by Lisimaco (text by Ivanovich) the next year. ...
  2. A New Chronology of Venetian Opera and Related Genres, 1660-1760
  3. Emilio de' Cavalieri "gentiluomo romano" Warren Kirkendale - 2001 "1681 Granprincipe Ferdinando paid Pagliardi "per le spese fatte col viaggio di lui da Genova a Firenze", as well as his ... The operas can be identified as Lo speziale di villa in 1684 (SL 22380f; hardly by Pagliardi, since repeated from 1683"
  4. Robert Lamar Weaver, Norma Wright Weaver A chronology of music in the Florentine theater, 1590-1750 1978