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Salvatore Bertini
1721 - 1794
Italy
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S. Bertini
Salvatore Bertini (1721 - 16/12/1794), an Italian composer. He was born in the year 1721 at Palermo, received his musical education at the Conservatory of La Pieta, under the celebrated Leo. He was a skilful composer. His first works were for the theatre; he then composed church music, and was successful in both styles, his melodies being sweet and simple in his dramatic pieces, whilst in those for the church they were sublime and pathetic. He died at Palermo in 1794.
Messa da Requiem
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1789
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
In memory of:Charles III (1716 1788)
Requiem mass, composed for the obsequies of Charles III. (1790). Charles III (1716 1788) was King of Spain, and of Naples and Sicily.
Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005
http://www.comune.palermo.it/archivio_biografico_comunale/sched
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Charles III
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