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Andrea Luchesi
1741 - 1801
Italy
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A. Luchesi
Andrea Luchesi (Lucchesi) (23/05/1741 - 21/03/1801), an Italian composer, chapel master of Cologne and Bonn, born in Motta di Livenza (Veneto).
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians and http://www.dipmat.unipg.it/~bartocci/ep8/ep8-beeth.htm
Andrea Luchesi (1741Ė1801), though little remembered by the public today, received a finer musical and cultural education than almost any other northern Italian musician of the 18th century, and his music is in urgent need of revival. He wrote a great deal of music of great beauty, including symphonies, chamber music, sacred works and operas. He was a professional composer by age 20, and a decade later the city of Venice commissioned him to write a Requiem Mass commemorating the death of the Spanish ambassador, the Count of Montealegre. The work was opulently performed at the state funeral in the Church of San Geremia. The same year, he accepted a position as Kapellmeister in Bonn, Germany, succeeding Beethovenís grandfather, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sr. Luchesi spent the last 30 years of his life teaching in Bonn. His most famous pupil, for a period of twelve years, was the young Ludwig van Beethoven. On that basis alone, Luchesiís music cries out for re-examination!
Dies irae
Period:Classicism
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Thomas de Celano
Dies irae for four voices and orchestra.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005
Requiem in F major
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1771
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:the Duke of Monte Allegro, the ambassador of Spain in Venice
Label(s):Tactus TC 741201
This requiem in F major is for soli, choir and orchestra. It is a mix of simple pieces (probably written in 1768) and very complex pieces (probably written later, in 1771). One of the pieces is an aria for tenor with violin obbligato. This requiem was written for the Duke of Monte Allegro, around 1768. Written for the Duke of Monte Allegro (Italian for Montealegre), he was the ambassador of Spain in Venice.
Author:Jacopo Columbro
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
This Requiem contains:
- Requiem (4:21)
- Kyrie (4:45)
- Dies Irae (4:23)
- Quantus tremor (2:42)
- Tuba mirum (3:43)
- Mors stupebit (1:15)
- Liber scriptus (2:26)
- Judex ergo (6:15)
- Rex tremendae Majestatis (4:38)
- Juste judex (1:06)
- Ingemisco (4:45)
- Qui Mariam (2:41)
- Oro supplex (06:53)
- Lacrimosa (3:40)
Source:http://www.piccolalibreria.it/novitas/luchesi.htm
Contributor:Arye Kendi and Jonathan Woensdregt