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The biography:
Antonio Veracini was born in Florence in 1659 from Francesco di Niccolò, who was an esteemed violinist that initiated his son into the practice of the instrument and the study of composition. Then Antonio probably continued his studies with a period of specialization, but we do not have reliable information. In march 1682 he obtained an appointment by the Grand Duchy Vittoria della Rovere, because of the good relationship his father had with the Medicean Court. For this work he received a monthly pay that he continued to get as a life annuity – although reduced to a half – after the death of the countess in 1694. in 1700 he succeeded Pietro Sammartini as Chapel Master of the church of San Michele in Florence – with the duty of occasionally writing for others churches of the city. But his permanent commitment with a religious institution did not prevent him from writing – as a “freelance” – some oratories for the companies of S. Marco, S. Jacopo del Nicchio and S. Niccolò del Ceppo. In fact we can find his name in 1718 among the members of the musical company in Florence. In the meantime he was working as director in the school of music founded by his father (around 1708), that he g…

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Barsanti  Francesco
Boccherini  Luigi
Brunelli  Antonio
Brunetti  Giovanni Gualberto
Caccini  Francesca
Caccini  Giulio
Cambini  Giovanni Gioacchino Maria
Campion  Charles-Antoine
Cesti  Antonio
Cherubini  Luigi
Clari  Giovanni Carlo Maria
Della Ciaia  Bernardino Azzolino
Dôthel  Nicolas
Gasparini  Francesco
Geminiani  Francesco
Gherardeschi  Filippo Maria
Giuliani  Giovanni Francesco
Guami  Francesco
Guami  Gioseffo
Guglielmi  Pietro Alessandro
Lidarti  Christian Joseph
Manfredini  Francesco
Manfredini  Vincenzo
Melani  Alessandro
Nardini  Pietro
Rutini  Giovanni Marco
→ Veracini  Antonio
Veracini  Francesco Maria
Zipoli  Domenico
 
 
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Antonio  Veracini

(Firenze  1659 – Firenze  1733)



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Catalogue:
Item’s number 9
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  Vocal music:
 
Oratori 
Il figliuol prodigo, oratorio, 1693
La caduta de’ Filistei nella morte di Sansone (oratorio, G.P. Berzini), 1695
I trionfi di Giosuè (oratorio, Berzini), 1703 [in collaborazione con altri]
Assalon punito (oratorio, D. Canavese), 1708
Giosuè in Gabaon (oratorio, Berzini), ca. 1710 [lo stesso che I trionfi di Giosuè]
   
 
  Instrumental music:
 
Trii 
10 Sonate a 3 op. 1 [2 vl, vlne / arciliuto, bc (org)], Firenze, 1692 
 
Duo 
10 Sonate da camera a due op. 3 [vl, vlne / arciliuto, bc], Modena, 1696
 
Musica solista 
10 Sonate da chiesa op. 2 [vl, vcl / b], Modena, ca. 1694

The list follows the catalogue of compositions by Antonio Veracini in Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, vol. XIII, Kassel, 1969, coll. 1414-15, and in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vol. XIX, London, 1980, pp. 626-27


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