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Carlo Lapini
1724 - 1802
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C. Lapini
Don Carlo Lapini (1724 - 28/10/1802), an Italian chapel master and composer, organist of Provenzano Church and pupil of Franchini; born an died in Siena, Italy. Carlo Lapini is "The most distinguished musician Siena produced in the eighteenth century" (The Music Times, October, 1886)
Composed in:1780
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Empress Maria Theresa
This Requiem is written in memory of Maria Theresa (13/05/1717 29/11/1780) was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands, and Parma. By marriage, she was Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Duchess of Lorraine, German Queen and Holy Roman Empress.
This Requiem was also performed at the funeral of Leopold II (05/05/1747 01/03/1792). He was Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792, King of Hungary, archduke of Austria, and Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790. He was a son of Emperor Francis I and his wife, Empress Maria Theresa. Leopold was a moderate proponent of enlightened absolutism.
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Maria Theresa
Leopold II (per-
formed at his funeral)