Francesco Antonio Pistocchi

16 Dec 2017
13 May 1726
Singer
Offer Flowers
Light a Candle
Pray for the soul
Seek Blessings

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

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.

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

. 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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