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Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli (4 April 1752 – 5 May 1837) was an Italian composer, chiefly of opera.


Life

Early career

Zingarelli was born in Naples, where he studied (from the age of 7) at the Santa Maria di Loreto Conservatory under Fenaroli and Speranza.

In 1789–1790 Zingarelli went to Paris to compose Antigone. He left France hurriedly at the time of the revolution and eventually returned to Italy. He was appointed maestro di cappella at Milan Cathedral in 1793, and remained there until 1794, when he took up the prestigious post of maestro di cappella at the Santa Casa, Loreto.

Rome
In 1804, Zingarelli was appointed choir master of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. In 1811 he refused profusely, as an Italian patriot, to conduct a "Te Deum" for Napoleon's son, newly born and known as King of Rome, in St. Peter's, Rome and he was taken as a prisoner to Paris. However, Napoleon père was a fan of Zingarelli's music and so quickly released him. In addition, Zingarelli was awarded a state pension.

Naples
In 1813, Zingarelli moved to Naples, where he became Director of the Conservatory. Among his notable pupils were Vincenzo Bellini, Michael Costa, Alessandro Curmi, Saverio Mercadante, and Luigi Felice Rossi. Then in 1816 he replaced Giovanni Paisiello as choir master of Naples Cathedral, a position he held until his death in 1837.

He died at Torre del Greco in 1837. Bellini wrote a sinfonia funebre for his funeral.

Works

Opera

In his early career Zingarelli concentrated on writing opera; his debut was with the opera seria Montezuma, given at San Carlo on 13 August 1781, which aroused some interest, although the public in Naples found it too “learned”. Indeed, in 1785 Haydn revived it at the Eszterháza theatre.

Antigone, in which Zingarelli adopted some of the reform principles of French opera, won little favour in Paris; after that he eschewed innovation and contented himself with tried and tested formulae.

Zingarelli wrote 37 mainly comic operas in all in a prolific career. Between 1785 and 1803 he wrote mainly for La Scala of Milan, the first to be produced here being Alsinda. He achieved immediate success with Il mercato di Monfregoso and La secchia rapita. However Giulietta e Romeo is nowadays often considered his best opera. His last opera Berenice achieved considerable success in his lifetime after its initial production in Rome.

Sacred music
Being a deeply religious Catholic, Zingarelli devoted most of his attention to masses, oratorios, cantatas, and motets. For Loreto he composed 541 works, including 28 masses. In 1829 he wrote a cantata for the Birmingham Festival. Less than a month before his death he produced an oratorio, "The Flight into Egypt", and his requiem mass, composed for his own funeral, is said to embody his most devotional church style.

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Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli - Fugue & Pastoral Sonatina
 
00:00 Fugue in A major
02:20 Pastoral Sonatina in D minor

Organ : Arturo Sacchetti

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicola Antonio Zingarelli - Tre ore dell'Agonia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicola Antonio Zingarelli - sinfonia funebre fugata (I) Adagio in a flat major
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicola Antonio Zingarelli - Le tre ore di agonia di Nostro Signore - Florez - Palacio - Pelucchi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicola Antonio Zingarelli - Tre ore dell'Agonia
 
Ernesto Palacio, Juan Diego Florez, Simone Alaimo
Collegium Musicum, Pierangelo Pelucchi
Picture by: Marc Chagall - Crocifissione bianca

- Intro: già trafitto in duro legno
- Prima Parola: Pater dimitte illis quia nesciunt quid faciunt
- Seconda Parola: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso
- Terza Parola: Mulier, ecce filius tuus. Filius, ecce mater tua
- Quarta Parola: Deus meus, Deus meus utquid me dereliquisti me
- Quinta Parola: Sitio, Sitio, Sitio. Qual giglio candido allora che il cielo
- Sesta Parola: Consummatus est. L'alta impresa è già compita
- Settimana Parola: In manus tua Domine, commendo spiritum meum
- Amen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicolo Zingarelli "Tre ore dell'Agonia" Part I
 
"Tre ore dell'Agonia de Nostro Signore
Gesù Christo" by Nicolo Zingarelli
PartI:
01.Intro 'Gia Trafitto In Duro Legno...'
02.Prima Parola 'Pater Dimitte Illis Quia Nesciunt Quid Faciunt.'
03.Seconda Parola 'Hodie Mecum Eris In Paradiso.
Ernesto Palacio, tenor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Simone Alaimo, Bass
Collegium Musicum di Bergamo
Pierangelo Pelucchi, conductor
1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicolo Zingarelli "Tre ore dell'Agonia" Part II
 
"Tre ore dell'Agonia de Nostro Signore
Gesù Christo" by Nicolo Zingarelli
PartII:
04.Terza Parola 'Mulier, Ecce Filius Tuus. Filius, Ecce Mater Tua.
05.Quarta Parola 'Deus Meus, Deus Meus Utquid Me Dereliquisti Me'
06.Quinta Parola 'Sitio, Sitio, Sitio.' Qual Giglio Candido Allor Che Il Cielo
Ernesto Palacio, tenor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Simone Alaimo, Bass
Collegium Musicum di Bergamo
Pierangelo Pelucchi, conductor
1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicolo Zingarelli "Tre ore dell'Agonia" Part III
 
"Tre ore dell'Agonia de Nostro Signore
Gesù Christo" by Nicolo Zingarelli
PartIII:
07.Sesta Parola 'Consummatum Est.' L'alta Impresa E Gia Compita
08.Settima Parola 'In Manus Tuas Domine, Commendo Spiritum Meum.' Jesus.
09.Amen
Ernesto Palacio, tenor
Juan Diego Florez, tenor
Simone Alaimo, Bass
Collegium Musicum di Bergamo
Pierangelo Pelucchi, conductor
1995
 
 
 
 
 
     
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