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Nicola Porpora

Nicola (Antonio) Porpora (or Niccolò Porpora) (17 August 1686 – 3 March 1768) was an Italian composer and teacher of singing of the Baroque era, whose most famous singing students were the castratos Farinelli and Caffarelli. Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 17th, 1686 (Naples), Died March 3rd, 1768 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22275 10-in. 10/4/1918 Minuet Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Porpora, Nicola," accessed October 26, 2020,

Porpora, Nicola. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from

"Porpora, Nicola." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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