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ID: 500353767
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500353767

 
Record Type: Person
Cesti, Antonio (Italian composer, singer, 1623-1669)

Note: A leading Italian composers of the 17th century. Throughout the 17th century his operas were widely performed in Italy and elsewhere.He studied in Rome and then moved to Venice, where his first known opera, Orontea, was produced in 1649. In 1652 he became chapelmaster to Archduke Ferdinand of Austria at Innsbruck, a post he combined for a time with membership in the papal choir. From 1666 to 1669 he was vice chapelmaster to the imperial court in Vienna. His cantatas and his religious plays show the influence of the more conservative, contrapuntal Roman school; his operas, that of the more progressive Venetian school. But the solemn and lyrical vocal lines of his cantatas reflect the bel canto style that he helped introduce from the cantata into the opera. In this, in his harmonic language, and in his emphasis on the singer and the aria, as against text and recitative, he foreshadowed operatic developments of the 18th century.
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Names:
Cesti, Antonio (preferred,V,index,LC)
Antonio Cesti (V,display)
Cesti, Pietro Antonio (VBN)
Cesti, Marcantonio (V)  ....  byname
Cesti, Marc’ Antonio (V)  ....  byname
Čestis, M. A. (V)
Chesti, M. A. (V)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Florentine
Arretine

Roles:
composer (music) (preferred)
musician
singer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Arezzo (Arezzo province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Italy (Europe) (nation)
active:   Vienna (Vienna state, Austria) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Cesti, Antonio (I,U)

Biographies:
(Italian composer, singer, 1623-1669) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Italian composer, 1623-1669) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Antonio Cesti ........ [GRISC, VP]
............................  GRI Special Collections [online] (2005-)
Cesti, Antonio ........ [GRISC Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  GRI (Getty Research Institute) [online] (2002-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 50000564
Cesti, Marcantonio ........ [VP]
......................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Cesti, Marc’ Antonio ........ [VP]
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Cesti, Pietro Antonio ........ [GRISC, VP]
...........................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
...........................................  GRI Special Collections [online] (2005-)
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Čestis, M. A. ........ [VP]
.............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Chesti, M. A. ........ [VP]
...........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRISC, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50000564
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50000564
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 12 November 2016
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