Steffani, Agostino

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Agostino Steffani, Italian composer, especially known for his chamber duets for two voices and continuo.

From the description of Libro di duetti dello Stefani dell' Illmo. Sigre. Alfonso Marsili. [17--] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 599270970

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) was born at Castelfranco and was an Italian composer, diplomat, and ecclesiastic. At age twelve Count Tattenbach, who had heard him sing at St. Mark's in Venice, brought him to Munich to study. He remained there for two years and obtained the position of court musician; he was soon promoted to director and court organist. In 1673 he went to Rome for one year in order to perfect himself in his profession. In 1688 he left Munich and was attached as musician to the court of Hanover where he resided with the philosopher Leibnitz.

In 1680 he was ordained and also produced his first opera. The Holy See made him an apostolic protonotary for north Germany, and in recognition of his services in Hanover the pope appointed him bishop of Spiga in Asia Minor. He was later appointed ambassador to Brussels. His merits as a musician were solemnly recognized in London by the Academy of Ancient Music, which elected him honorary life-president (1724).

From the description of Fondo Spiga, 1686-1728. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 145569624

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Rivali concordi [microform] : drama per il Theatro d'Hannover, 1697. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. La superbia d'Alessandro [microform] : drama da recitarsi nel Theatro d'Hannover, l'anno 1690. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Niobe, queen of thebes / opera by Luigi Orlandi ; music by Agostino Steffani. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. La constanza nelle selve [microform] : favola pastorale per musica, rappresentata alla Corte Elettorale d'Hannover negl' ozzi dell'estate l'anno 1697. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Cantate di Stefani. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Duetto de Henrico Leone [microform] / [Agostino Steffani]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf British Library. [Madrigals, cantatas and duets [microform] University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. La lotta d'Hercole con Acheloo [microform] : divertimento drammatico per il Theatro d'Hanovera nell estate del 1689. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Amor vien dal destino [microform] / dramma del Sig. Gregorio Piua, 1709. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Volume contenant six duetti. University of Michigan
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino 1654-1728. Il Tassilone [Música notada] : tragedia in 5 atti, d'autore anonimo. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Volume contenant six duetti [microform]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Libro di duetti dello Stefani dell' Illmo. Sigre. Alfonso Marsili. Yale University Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. La liberta contenta [microform] : drama per musica nel Theatro d'Hannover, 1693 / di sigr. Abb. Steffani. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Le rivali concordi [microform] : L'Annovera MDCXCII. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Fondo Spiga, 1686-1728. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. I trionfi del fato, o Le glorie d'Enea [microform] : drama da recitarsi nel Theatro Elettorale d'Hannover, 1695. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Duetto 26. Io mi parto. [microform]. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. La lotta d'Alcide, con Acheloo [microform] : drama per il teatro Ellettorale d'Hannover. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Duetti. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Steffani, Agostino, 1654-1728. Arie di Henrico Leone [microform] / [Agostino Steffani]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf British Library. Duetti da diversi autori [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Palmieri, F. Briseide [microform]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith British Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Marsili, Alfonso. person
associatedWith Mauro, Bartolomeo Ortensio, 1634-1725. person
associatedWith Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. person
associatedWith Orlandi, Luigi. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Germany
Subject
Vocal duets with continuo
Music--Manuscripts
Operas--Librettos
Vocal duets
Vocal duets with continuo--Scores
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Operas--Excerpts--Scores
Cantatas, Secular--Score
Música--Manuscritos
Opera--Scores
Óperas--Partituras
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1654-07-25

Death 1728-02-12

Italians

Italian,

English,

Latin,

French

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66d605b

Ark ID: w66d605b

SNAC ID: 58362227