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Bianchi, Francesco

Born: 1752 AD
Died: 1810 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers, Conductors

1752 – Francesco was born.

1772 – His first opera, Giulio Sabino,was produced in Cremona.

         – He composed more than eighty operas, often traveling to Naples, Florence, Venice, or Paris to oversee or conduct performances.

1785-1797 – He was an organist at St. Mark’s, Venice; there he also helped reorganize the diocesan archive.

         – He composed a few oratorios, cantatas, Masses, and instrumental works.

         – He authored or coauthored five theoretical treatises; all remained in manuscript except for the Trattato d’armonia teorico pratico, excerpted in Quarterly Musical Review.

1810 – Francesco Bianchi died.