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By Colin Timms

This is often the 1st ebook to contemplate all points of the lifetime of Agostino Steffani (1654-1728), a composer, diplomat, and bishop. A notable determine of the past due seventeenth and early 18th century Europe, Steffani started his occupation as a composer, musician, and courtier, yet his accomplishments introduced him high-level positions within the courts of Germany and the Catholic Church. all through his diplomatic and ecclesiatical occupation, Steffani persisted to compose chamber song, vocal chamber tune, operas, and sacred music--works which impressed Handel and different Baroque composers.

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