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Francesco Durante

born in Frattamaggiore 31st March 1684 died Naples 30th September 1755

Francesco Durante was a highly respected composer and teacher during the first half of the 18th century in Naples. He chose to concentrate on sacred music rather than the more fashionable opera composition favoured by other Neapolitans and his works became examples of 'good composition' used for teaching.

Durante was primo maestro at the two major Conservatorii in Naples S Onofrio and S Maria di Loreto and… read more

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  • Avatar for Antinomie__
    Pretty good! ^^
  • Avatar for Dreamsomnia
    Here's no album "XII Duetti a soprano e contralto"?? O_o
  • Avatar for jellyfishjuice
    No shout outs for Durante? Really? Oh, Francesco. You do okay!

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