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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Dates: 4 January 1710 – 16 March 1736

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: L’olimpiade 1_3


Brief Biography: Pergolesi achieved so much in his 26 years and is considered one of the most important composers of comic opera. In 1752 his buffa intermezzo The Servant Mistress caused a quarrel between serious opera followers and the supporters of the new comic operas who heralded Pergolesi throughout the two year quarrel. Pergolesi suffered from ill-health throughout his life and died young from tuberculosis.