Giovanni Battista Bononcini
Bononcini was the son of the church musician Giovanni Maria Bononcini from Modena. It received its first artistic training by its father. When these 1678 died, he became pupil of Giovanni Paolo Colonna in Bologna. There Bononcini could also publish its early works.
Starting from 1688 Bononcini dressed the office of a church musician in Bologna. There it made also the acquaintance with the famous dear savingists Silvio Stampiglia. In co-operation with Stampiglia developed in the years 1692 to 1696 five operas.
Starting from 1692 Bononcini in Rome was and traveled 1696 over Venice to Vienna. There it became member of the yard chapel emperor Leopolds I., where it also as a composer success had. Between them it was also in Berlin , where it experienced the premiere of its opera Polifemo in spring 1702 with grossenm success.
At the latest 1706 had created Bononcini its artistic break-through. Until 1711 still its commitment at the Austrian yard lasted. Subsequently, it undertook longer study trips, among other things to Venice and Rom. From there from engaged it 1720 (together with George Friedrich trade) the Italian opera in London.
Bononcinis of works were quite equal those of trade and composing the two musicians turned out by sections to a match. The concerts, which Bononcini often denied as soloist with the Violoncello, were high estimated with the Londoner aristocracy; the family Marlborough busy it some time as house musicians.
Between 1720 and 1724 Bononcini was member of the Royal Academy OF music in London. To 6. May 1727 experienced its opera Astianatte the premiere at the King's Theatre in London. With the last performance, to 6. June 1727 came it to (today still admitted) the controversy between the famous Primadonnen Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni.
Around the turn of the year 1727/28 it came to a scandal into London, when Bononcini spent the Madrigal into una siepe ombrosa as its own creation. Actually however it came from Antonio Lotti, which had published it as part of its Duetti, terzetti e madrigali. From then on Bononcini got no more orders as Persona non grata and lost also its memberships. Through this plagiarism affair in a forced manner, Bononcini went to Paris and composed 1733 for „the Concerts Spirituels “.
1737 it lost much money with dubious speculations and had its living costs as Kopist to temporarily earn itself. Later it turned to the yard to Vienna, kept starting from 1741 of empress Maria Theresia a pension and composed 1748 for the celebration of the Aachener of peace an opera and other Gelegenheitsmusiken. Its Bononcini in Venice spent last Lebensjahre.
At the age of 77 years Giovanni Battista Bononcini died to 9. July 1747 in Venice.
- operas (altogether 27)
- Alessandro in Sidone (1737)
- L'amore eroica fra pastori (1696)
- Astianatte (1727)
- Astarto (1720)
- Calphurnia' (1724)
- Cefalo (1702)
- La clemenza di Augusto (1697)
- Crispo (1721)
- Etearco (1707)
- La fede pubblica (1699)
- Griselda (1722)
- Maria fuggitivo (1708)
- other one
- 300 Kantaten
- 4 Missa Brevi (1688)
- Laudate pueri (fünfstimmig and orchestras, 1733)
- width unit Deum (1741)
- Trattimenti there camera àtre OI. 1 (1685)
- Concerti there Camera à tre OI. 2 (1685)
- Sinfonia op.3-6
- Divertimenti there Camera (1722)
- 12 Kammersonaten (1732)
|NAME||Bononcini, Giovanni Battista|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Violoncellospieler and composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||18. July 1670|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Modena|
|DYING DATE||9. July 1747|