Antonio Sacchini

Antonio Maria Gasparo Gioacchino Sacchini (14 June 1730 – 6 October 1786) was an Italian composer, best known for his operas.

Sacchini was born in Florence, but raised in Naples, where he received his musical education. He made a name for himself as a composer of serious and comic opera in Italy before moving to London, where he produced works for the King's Theatre. He spent his final years in Paris, becoming embroiled in the musical dispute between the followers of the composers Gluck and Niccolò Piccinni. His early death in 1786 was blamed on his disappointment over the apparent failure of his opera Œdipe à Colone. However, when the work was revived the following year, it quickly became one of the most popular in the 18th-century French repertoire.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14th, 1730 (Florence;Pozzuoli), Died October 6th, 1786 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77889 10-in. 11/1/1933 Chimene American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad Instrumental quintet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sacchini, Antonio," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104232.

Sacchini, Antonio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104232.

"Sacchini, Antonio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104232

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