Bononcini

Bononcini

(bōnōnchē`nē) or

Buononcini

(bwō–), musical family of Modena, Italy. Giovanni Maria Bononcini, 1642–78, choirmaster and organist at Bologna and Modena, was a composer and the author of Musico prattico (1673). His son Giovanni Bononcini, 1670–1747, was a composer, chiefly of operas. In London he was the associate and later the rival of Handel. The opera Muzio Scevola (London, 1721) was a pasticcio by Bononcini, Filippo Mattei, and Handel. His opera Camilla (London, 1706), often erroneously attributed to Antonio Mira, helped begin the English fashion for Italian opera. After failing in his operatic ventures Bononcini, charged with plagiarism, left England and spent the rest of his life in obscure wanderings. He composed operas, produced in Venice, from 1748. Another son, Antonio Maria Bononcini, 1677–1726, became musical director to the duke of Modena in 1721. He wrote many operas, most of which were produced in Venice.
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An entire chapter is devoted to aria forms, in particular that of the da capo aria, with discussion of examples from cantatas by Ariosti, Badia, and the Bononcini brothers; the texts of those arias are transcribed in appendix C.
Among the recital pieces that she performed and recorded, she found herself unconsciously choosing songs that she'd heard on his recordings--they had become such a part of her artistic psyche--ranging from Monteverdi and Bononcini to the Hums of Pooh.
Se inicio con la mas conocida, "Amarillis mia bella" de Giulio Caccini (1551-1618), "Per la gloria d'adorarvi" de Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670-1747), "Sebben crudele" de la opera Griselda de Antonio Caldara (1670-1736), "
19) By 1719, the year Bononcini moved to London as an associate of Handel's (though the two later became arch-rivals), Leveridge would have been familiar with many of his works and he is known to have set words to some of Bononcini's instrumental pieces.
The Daily Journal announced 'printed by subscription in a neat Pocket Volume, the most curious collection of the very best Songs out of all the Operas composed by Mr Hendell [sic], Signor Bononcini, Attelio'.
The last piece before intermission was an aria from "Fuori del ma capanna," according to the program notes by Bononcini, although the actual composer seems to be a matter of conjecture among scholars.
But this was no mere beanfeast for canary-fanciers, as there was much to enthral the historian, too, such as one of Bartoli's four encores showing us that Bononcini anticipated Handel's Largo by four decades.
Here Bononcini gathered together a support group including Pope and Peterborough.
Director del Teatro de Haymarket, con Bononcini y Ariosti, tuvo que hacer frente a toda clase de intrigas y rivalidades entre los actores, hasta que la compania acabo por dispersarse y emprendedor musico sufrio asi otro de sus tantos descalabros en el de por si dificil y egocentrico mundo de la opera.
Dirigio el Teatro de Haymarket con Bononcini y Ariosti y tuvo que hacer frente a toda clase de intrigas y rivalidades entre los actores, hasta que la compania acabo por dispersarse.
Under Joseph I (1705-11), for example, the poet Silvio Stampiglia and the composer Giovanni Bononcini wrote most drammi per musica; under his successor Charles VI (1711-40), the poets Pietro Pariati and then Apostolo Zeno collaborated with the musicians Fux, Caldara and Conti, though Zeno was spared the lighter or lesser genres, Fux had no hand in comedies, and Conti rarely set heroic drammi per musica.
2) He was nominated in November 1719 by the directors of the opera company to engage Senesino for the following season,(3) and in 1724, at least, he resided with Bononcini in Suffolk Street.