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Charles Burney – Musical journey through Italy – 1770

The biography:
“The spiritual musical pleasures of an eccentric knight” The first and foremost requisite to becoming one of the knights of the Sacred Military Naval Order of the Knights of St. Stephen created by the archduke of Tuscany in 1561 was to be four fourths noble. The principal aim of the order was that of the fight against the unfaithful carried out at sea. The wonderful palace at Pisa (now housing the Scuola Normale Superiore) and the adjoining church of St Stephen de’ Cavalieri was chosen as being the headquarters of the order. It was for this church, in 1737, that the Sienese knight, Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia (1671-1755) designed and built an organ that was to become famous in Europe. A kaleidoscopic monstrum of the Italian Italian organ making scene having as it did, five manuals plus an additional one for the “saltero”, it was the end result of a complicated operation of assembly incorporating already existing elements – an intervention which saw the collaboration of Neapolitan, Roman and Tuscan organ builders. The matrix however, was another: the knight was said to have been inspired by instruments which were by no means Italian, those of Hamburg, Marseilles and Trento. Thi…

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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
Tesori Musicali Toscani
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Bernardino Azzolino  Della Ciaia

(Siena  1671 – Pisa  1755)

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Item’s number 15
Facsimile Editions
TMT Editions
  Vocal music:
I Trionfi di Giosuè, oratorio, (Firenze, 1703)
Giosuè in Gabaon, oratorio, (Firenze, sd)
Cantate e serenate 
Cantate da Camera, op. 2 (Lucca, 1701)
Cantate da Camera, op. 3 (Bologna, 1702)
4 Cantate per Soprano e BC (1704-1709), MS
Messa (1693), MS
Messa a 4 e 5 voci (1710), MS
Messa a 4 voci, sd, MS
Altre composizioni sacre 
Salmi concertati a 5 v., op. 1 (Bologna, 1700)
Laetatus Sum, MS
Lauda Jerusalem, MS
  Instrumental music:
Musica solista 
Sonate per cembalo, op. 4 (Roma, 1727)
18 ricercari per clavicembalo, MS
sonate per organo, MS
  Educational works:
Descrizione dell’organo terminato di fabbricarsi l’anno 1738 nella chiesa di S. Stefano in Pisa (Pisa, 1739)

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