Antonio Cesti

Pietro Marc'Antonio Cesti (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈtʃesti]) (baptism 5 August 1623 – 14 October 1669), known today primarily as an Italian composer of the Baroque era, was also a singer (tenor), and organist. He was "the most celebrated Italian musician of his generation".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1623 (Arezzo), Died October 14th, 1669 (Florence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Name also appears in Victor ledgers as Marco A. Cesti.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15775 10-in. 3/10/1915 Intorno all' idol mio Lucy Isabelle Marsh Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47808 10-in. 10/5/1928 Intorno all' idol mio Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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"Cesti, Antonio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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