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Alessandro Melani was born in Pistoia in 1639 into an old musical family, the last born child of Domenico di Santi d’Antonio who was at that date the cathedral bell ringer. He was encouraged from an early age in his musical studies as were his other six brothers and sisters of whom one became a composer, four became sopranos and one a bell ringer. Little is known about his musical education but he was registered in the cathedral of Pistoia as a singer between the years of 1650 and 1660. During the following years he worked as the kappelmeister in Orvieto and Ferrara and in 1667 returned to P…

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Barsanti  Francesco
Brunelli  Antonio
Caccini  Francesca
Cambini  Giovanni Gioacchino Maria
Campion  Charles-Antoine
Cesti  Antonio
Della Ciaia  Bernardino Azzolino
Dôthel  Nicolas
Gasparini  Francesco
Geminiani  Francesco
Gherardeschi  Filippo Maria
Giuliani  Giovanni Francesco
Lidarti  Christian Joseph
Manfredini  Francesco
Manfredini  Vincenzo
→ Melani  Alessandro
Nardini  Pietro
Rutini  Giovanni Marco
Veracini  Antonio
Veracini  Francesco Maria
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Alessandro  Melani

(Pistoia  1639 – Roma  1703)

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R. CasimiriOratorii a Roma nell’ Anno Santo 1675 , in “Note d’ Archivio” , Pisa ,  (1936)
U. RolandiOratorii stampati a Firenze dal 1690 al 1725 , Pisa ,  1939
R.L. WeaverThe Cantatas of Alessandro and Atto Melani , Wellesley ,  1972
C. GianturcoEvidence for a late Roman school of opera, in «Music and Letters», p. 4 sgg. ,  1975
R.L. WeaverMateriali per le biografie dei fratelli Melani, in «Rivista Italiana di Musicologia», xii, p. 252 sgg. ,  1977
R.L. WeaverA cronology of music in the Florentine Theatre , Detroit ,  1978
M. De AngelisAlessandro Melani, Dizionario della musica e dei musicisti, Le Biografie, vol. V, pp. 11-12 , Torino ,  1985
R.L. Weaver Alessandro Melani, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vol. XII, pp. 96-99 , Londra ,  1995

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