Personalities | Alessandro Stradella | Early Baroque | Classical
(A-lel’-san’-dro Stra-del’-la) 1644–82
By the age of 20 Stradella was composing for the exiled Queen Christina of Sweden, who appointed him servitore di camera (servant of the chamber). He enjoyed the patronage of several leading families, but was forced to leave Rome briefly in 1669 after attempting to embezzle money from the church. An ill-judged affair with one of his pupils led to his murder.
Stradella made important contributions to several musical forms, anticipating concerto grosso principles in a sonata di viole and in the orchestral disposition of his most dramatic oratorio San Giovanni Battista (‘Saint John the Baptist’), performed in Rome in 1675.
L’anime del Purgatorio and other cantatas, Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (Musica Oscura)
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