Porpora

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Porpora

famous music master of Consuelo and Haydn. [Fr. Lit.: Consuelo, Magill I, 156–158]
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Neapolitan composer Nicola Porpora (1686-1768), who also seems to have gone by the name Niccole (but not Nicole), as his name appears on the track listing of this release, but not in the program notes), was an almost exact contemporary of Handel, and their paths crossed for several years in London.
the role of Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) as teacher to the young Joseph Haydn in the early 1750s is not explored in any detail.
While many singers are happily recording their Nessun Dormas and O Sole Mios, Cecilia has been busy in the archives of Naples digging out relatively unknown Baroque castrati music, tracking down now neglected composers such as Nicola Porpora, Antonio Caldara and Francesco Araia.
The Prince of Wales, who had been a fan of Handel's rival, Nicola Porpora.
A talented singer, keyboard player, and composer, she was the pupil of the acclaimed librettist Metasiasio, with whom her family shared a flat in the Altes Miachaelerhaus, the same building where the composer and singing teacher Nicola Porpora, and for a while the young Joseph Ffaydn, resided.
The author does a wonderful job in introducing the "supporting characters" of Haydn's story: less-known figures like Georg Reutter or Nicola Porpora become old acquaintances after but a few sentences.
In this most recent release in her ever-growing discography, soprano Karina Gauvin focuses her artistry on the works of a single composer, Nicola Porpora (1686-1768).
That means, of course, that its arias are shorter than, say, those of Antonio Lotti, Nicola Porpora, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel - or, for that matter, of Bononcini himself in his later years.
Only a few indepth studies have since followed--namely, Everett Lavern Sutton's The Solo Vocal Works of Nicola Porpora (doctoral thesis, University of Minnesota, 1974), my own The Secular Cantatas of Francesco Mancini, 1672--1737 (doctoral thesis, New York University, 1975), Karen Ladd's The Solo Cantatas of Emanuele d' Astorga (doctoral thesis, Ohio University, 1982), and Malcolm Boyd's Alessandro Scarlatti (New York: Garland Publishing, 1986).