Tag: catholic

Charles Gounod

(1818–1893) Charles-François Gounod Works: • Faust (1859) • Mireille (1864) • Roméo et Juliette (1867) • Inno e Marcia Pontificale (1869) • Marche funèbre d’une marionnette (1872) • Petite Symphonie (1885) • La Reine de Saba (1862) Gounod in Art:…

Rogier van der Weyden

(c.1399–1464) Rogier van der Weyden or Roger de la Pasture The artist’s works: Madonna Durán 1435–1438 Museo del Prado, Madrid Portrait of a Young Woman c.1435–1440 British Museum, London The Descent from the Cross before 1443 Museo del Prado, Madrid Francesco d’Este c.1460…

Galileo Galilei

(1564–1642) Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei Works: • Discourse on Floating Bodies (English) • The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei (English) Galileo in Art: Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681) Ritratto di Galileo Galilei 1635 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze   Born February…

Joseph Haydn

(1732–1809) Franz Joseph Haydn Works: • Symphony nº 101, “The Clock” (1794) • The Creation (1798) • The Seasons (1801) Born March 31 1732 Rohrau (Austria) Died May 31 1809 Vienna (Austria) Friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Pupil Ludwig van Beethoven…

Franz Schubert

(1797–1828) Franz Peter Schubert Works: • Complete Symphonies • Fantasie in f Moll (D 940) • Impromptus (1827) • Piano sonata (D.960) • Sérénade, Le Chant du cygne (1828) Born January 31 1797 Himmelpfortgrund, now Vienna (Austria) Died November 19 1828…

Antonio Salieri

(1750–1825) Works: • Axur, re d’Ormus (1788) • Les Danaïdes (1784) • Requiem (1804) • Tarare (1787) Salieri in Film: Amadeus 1984 Director: Miloš Forman Cast: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham   Born August 18 1750 Legnago (Italia) Died May 7 1825 Vienna (Austria)…

Antonio Vivaldi

(1678–1741) Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Works: • Concertos for Violin or Oboe, Op.7 (1720) • Filiae maestae Jerusalem (c.1715) • La Follia (1703) • La Stravaganza (1712-1713) • Le quattro stagioni (1725) ◊ La primavera (1725) ◊ L’estate (1725) ◊ L’autunno (1725) ◊ L’inverno (1725)…

Claudio Monteverdi

(1567–1643) Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi Works: • L’Orfeo (1607) • Madrigali (Libro VII) • Magnificat a sei voci (1610) Monteverdi’s tomb in the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Born May 9 1567 Cremona (Italia) Died November 29 1643 Venezia (Italia)…

Vincenzo Bellini

(1801–1835) Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini Works: • Il pirata (1827) • La sonnambula (1831) • Norma (1833) • I puritani (1835) Born November 3 1801 Catania (Italia) Died September 23 1835 Puteaux (France) Buried (1835-1876) Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Paris) Buried…

Gaetano Donizetti

(1797–1848) Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti Works: • Anna Bolena (1830) • Don Pasquale (1843) • La Favorite (1840) • La Fille du régiment (1840) • L’elisir d’amore (1832) • Lucia di Lammermoor (1835) • Lucrezia Borgia (1833) • Maria Stuarda…