Italian Jewish musicians in Western musical tradition

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
In: 
Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy ( Journal )
Year: 
1989-1990
Volume: 
12
Pages: 
44-51
Languages: 
English
Country / Area: 
Italy
Tradition: 
Italian
Description: 

Giovanni Maria, an excellent flutist, was part of a small group of Jewish musicians in the court of Pope Leo X. Salomone Rossi (1570-ca. 1630) made significant contributions to vocal music. Other Jewish Italian musicians included the violinist Giulio Terni and the soprano Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865). Michele Andrea Agniello Costa (1806-84) studied at the Royal Conservatory in Naple and eventually was appointed music director at the Kingws Theatre in London. His brother, Carlo Costa (1826-88), studied with Mercadante.

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