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Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800


Biographical / Historical

Niccolò Piccinni (1728-1800) was an Italian composer who wrote over 100 operas. He is credited with introducing the multi-movement finale. He was one of the most successful and prolific composers of his time, and dominated the stage in Naples for most of the the 1760s.

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Hanover royal music archive

Call Number: OSB MSS 146
Abstract: The Hanover Royal Music Archive consists of printed and manuscript music, printed books about music, and related materials assembled by Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and his successors. A significant component originated in England and concerns musical activity of several children of George III, circa 1770-1837, particularly Ernest Augustus, then Duke of Cumberland, and Princess Augusta, as well as Prince George of Cumberland, son of Ernest Augustus and later Georg V, King of Hanover....
Dates: 1651-1951, bulk 1770-1870