Francesco Gasparini  
Francesco Gasparini
Francesco Gasparini (19 March 1668 – 22 February 1727) was an Italian Baroque composer and teacher whose works were performed throughout Italy, and also on occasion in Germany and England.
Born in Camaiore, near Lucca, he studied in Rome with Corelli and Pasquini. His first important opera, Roderico (1694), was produced there. In 1702 he went to Venice and became established as one of the leading composers in the city. In 1720 he returned to Rome for his last important work Tigrane (1724). He wrote the first opera using the story of Hamlet (Ambleto, 1705) though this was not based on Shakespeare's play.
Gasparini's 1705 Missa Canonica for four voices and basso continuo was known to Johann Sebastian Bach, who, in 1740, copied it out and - after adding parts for strings, oboes, cornett, trombone, and organ - performed its Kyrie and Gloria in both the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig and St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig. The Bach-Archiv Leipzig, whose Deputy Director Dr. Peter Wollny discovered the autograph Bach parts in 2012 in Weissenfels, stated that it was an important model for Bach in his exploration of the stile antico and of the canon in his last decade.
Gasparini was also a teacher, the instructor of Marcello, Quantz and Domenico Scarlatti. He was musical director of the Ospedale della Pietà, where he employed Antonio Vivaldi as a violin master. He wrote a treatise on the harpsichord (1708). At one time, Metastasio was betrothed to his daughter. He died in Rome in 1727.

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Francesco Gasparini "Amori e Ombre" (La Venexiana)
Sdegno ed amor - Duetto

Claudio Cavina : alto
Rossana Bertini : soprano

Francesco Gasparini: Sonata per l'Elevazione
Tibor Pinter plays on the sample set of Silbermann organ (1722) in St. Mary Church, Roetha, Germany. Illustrations: Silbermann organs.
Francesco Gasparini - L'oracolo del Fato
Concertino Amarilli & Harmony of Nations dir. Ulli Nagy

Francesco Gasparini, L'Oracolo del Fato, Componimento da Camera, 1709
Coro: Un Nome più bello

Diana: Soetkin Elbers
Cefalo: Armin Gramer
Aurora: Maria Weiss
Endimione: Michaela Riener
Fato: Mario Cecchetti

Regie: Sigrid T'Hooft
Photos: Carlo Pescatori

Credo - Francesco Gasparini
Francesco Gasparini  - Ancor io Daliso mio
Francesco Gasparini - Dori e Daliso (cantata per soprano, contralto, archi e basso continuo) [Roma c.1715-1716]

Elena Cecchi Fedi: Dori
inteprete originale: Anna Maria di Piedz

Auser Musici
Carlo Ipata

Francesco Gasparini - Cecilia Bartoli - Sposa son disprezzata
Sposa son disprezzata ("I am wife and I am scorned") is an Italian aria written by Francesco Gasparini. It is used in Vivaldi's pasticcio, Bajazet.
The music for this aria was not composed by Vivaldi. The originating work is Francesco Gasparini's opera Metrope./

I am a scorned wife,
faithful, yet insulted.
Heavens, what did I do?
And yet he is my heart,
my husband, my love,
my hope.

I love him, but he is unfaithful,
I hope, but he is cruel,
will he let me die?
O God, valor is missing -
valor and constancy.

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