Personalities | Bernardo Pasquini | Early Baroque | Classical
(Bâr-när’-do Pas-kwe’-ne) 1637–1710
Pasquini was a keyboard virtuoso and teacher working in Rome, who numbered Muffat, Francesco Gasparini (1668–1727) and Domenico Zipoli (1688–1726) among his pupils. He benefited from several of the leading Roman patrons of the time, including the cardinals Pamphili and Ottoboni, as well as from the exiled Queen Christina of Sweden. He served as organist of S Maria in Aracoeli from 1664, but involved himself in a varied musical life which brought him success and membership of the Accademia dell’Arcadi (1706). He wrote operas, oratorios, cantatas and a wide variety of inventive and virtuosic keyboard pieces, including toccatas, variations, sonatas and suites, whose dance sequence he did much to establish.
Works for Organ and Harpsichord, Lorenzo Ghielmi (Nuovo Era)
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