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Niccolo Piccinni

Niccolo Piccinni

Composer: Niccolo Piccinni

Dates: 16 January 1728 – 7 May 1800

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Didon Overture

 

Brief Biography: Piccinni was one of the most popular opera buffa composers of his day. In an era known as La buona figliuola comedy was become dramatic Piccinni’s operas married sentimentalism and classicism in his Carlo Goldoni. He was placed under house arrest, accused of being a revolutionary at the outbreak of the French Revolution due to his daughter’s marriage to a French democrat.

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