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
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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Gasparini "Amori e Ombre" (La Venexiana)
Sdegno ed amor -
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.
Gasparini - L'oracolo del Fato
Amarilli & Harmony of Nations dir. Ulli Nagy
Francesco Gasparini, L'Oracolo del Fato, Componimento da
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
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
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,
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,
I love him, but he is
I hope, but he is cruel,
will he let me die?
O God, valor is missing -
valor and constancy.