Looking Back

Thoughts on Early Music Performance

Bernardo Pasquini

This weekend Consortium Carissimi presents an opera by Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710) entitled La Sincerità con la Sincerità - or Il Tirinto (1672) - June 3, 4, and 5. Pasquini was an Italian composer of large scale vocal works, such as operas, oratorios, and cantatas, but also wrote some 200 works of keyboard music. A renowned virtuoso keyboard player in his day, he was one of the most important Italian composers for harpsichord between Girolamo Frescobaldi and Domenico Scarlatti. Pasquini was born at Massa in Val di Nievole (today Massa e Cozzile), Tuscany. He was a pupil of Mariotto Bocciantini in Uzzano. Around 1650 he moved to Ferrara with his uncle Giovanni Pasquini. In 1654–55 he becam

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