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The biography:
Born in Pisa in 1677, Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari gained his initial grounding in musical education from his father, a violinist originally from Rome who was employed in the service of the chapel of the Cavalieri di S. Stefano in Pisa. Clari also studied (??) with Teofilio Macchetti, kapellmeister at the Cathedral of Pisa, before completing his studies of counterpoint in Bologna in the years between 1691 and 1695 under the guidance of Giovan Paolo Colonna who was then the kapellmeister at S. Petronio. In 1695 when he was only seventeen years old his first work “Il Savio Delirante” was staged with great success in Bologna, this acting as a passport for his admission to the “Accademia filarmonica” where he was accepted as a composer in 1697. Biographical detail is missing up to 1703 at which date we find him kapellmeister at the cathedral of Pistoia thanks to the influence of Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici, the marvellous supporter and patron of the arts. He held this position until 1723. It was in this period that he composed the greater part of his oratorios, a form of composition particularly appreciated by the Medici family who would often have them inserted during official r…

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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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Giovanni Carlo Maria  Clari

(Pisa  1677 – Pisa  1754)

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Item’s number 28
Facsimile Editions
TMT Editions
  Vocal music:
Il savio delirante(scherzo drammatico, A. Saratelli), Bologna, Teatro Pubblico, 1695
Il principe corsaro(dramma per musica, G. B. Giardini), Firenze, Teatro del Cocomero, 1717
12 oratori 
Cantate e serenate 
Care selve [A, b.c.]
Dir non voglio [S, b.c.]
Piangea [S, b.c.]
Quante sian le mie pene [S, b.c.]
Arie e duetti 
12 duetti buffi (2vv., BC) 
6 duetti pubblicati nella raccolta Duetti e terzetti da camera, Silvani, Bologna, 1720
duetti sparsi (2vv., BC) 
Sei terzetti pubblicati in Duetti e terzetti da camera, Silvani, Bologna, 1720
terzetti sparsi (3vv., BC) 
30 messe, 2, 4, 8 voci, strum., b.c.
10 Missae breves (Kyrie e Gloria), 4, 5 voci con strum., b.c.
11 Mottetti, 3, 4 voci con organo, orch.
Altre composizioni sacre 
2 Antifone, 4 voci con strum.;
14 Credo, 2, 4, 5 voci con strum.;
6 Graduali, 4 voci con strum. o organo;
52 Inni, 2, 4 voci con strum. o organo;
81 Introiti, 4 voci con strum.;

The list follows the catalogue of compositions in F. Baggiani, Giovan Carlo Maria Clari musicista pisano del 1700 and in The New Grove Dictionary of music and musicians, vol.III, Londra, 1980, p. 429.


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