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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (January 4, 1710 – March 16, 1736) was an Italian composer, violinist and organist.

Pergolesi was born in Jesi, Italy, where he studied music under Francesco Santini there before going to Naples in 1725 where he studied under Gaetano Greco among others. He spent most of his life working in Neapolitan courts.

Pergolesi was one of the most important early composers of opera buffa (comic opera). His opera seria Il prigioner superbo contained the two act buffa intermezzo… read more

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  • Avatar for aevw
    To die so young... [2] so much unfulfilled potential! :(
  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    To die so young...
  • Avatar for ZOObass
    это просто бомба
  • Avatar for Kyonil
    Норм.
  • Avatar for HaHaHaYoureDead
    гениален, и ведь это духовная музыка в сочетании с чисто народным элементом, не зря его так стравинский котировал.
  • Avatar for bulletaurbulle
    come to brazil!
  • Avatar for activewaste
    A great man and a genius!
  • Avatar for OmmKalthoumFan
    Stabat Mater.. Magnificient! <3
  • Avatar for skrutinizert
    Beautifull music. If you love Mozart then listen to Pergolesi. Mozart was clearly under the influence of his music.
  • Avatar for heliocadeth
    Stabat Mater and Salve Regina are wonderful compositions. Love too much!

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