Nicola Antonio PorporaMonday, November 20th, 2017
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Nicola Antonio Porpora

17th August, 1686 - 3rd March, 1768 (Naples)

A celebrated Neapolitan composer and singing teacher, Porpora's ability to set the Italian language to music was internationally acknowledged during his lifetime. Rival of Handel...teacher of Haydn.
"...The Cantatas of Nicolo (sic) Porpora have been always much esteemed, on account of the excellence of their Recitatives, and the good taste and truly vocal style of the airs...Porpora's Cantatas particularly the Recitatives, are still regarded in Italy as models of perfection for narrative Music..."
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