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Today’s Memory – Andrea Luchesi1 min read

Andrea Luchesi

23 May 1741, Motta di Livenza – 21 March 1801, Bonn


Andrea Luca Luchesi was an Italian composer.

By 1757 he moved to Venice, to study with eminent musicians as Domenico Gallo, Ferdinando Bertoniand, Baldassare Galuppi. His career in Venice developed quickly: examiner of the organists commission, then organist at San Salvatore, composer of works for „organ or cembalo„, instrumental, sacred and theatre music. He composed for official celebrations, the last (1771) being the solemn funeral of the Duke of Montealegre, Spanish ambassador to Venice. As a famous virtuoso he was invited to play organ in and outside Venice.

Sonata in sol maggiore Organo: Alessandro Collino

In the spring of 1765 his opera L’isola della fortuna was performed at the Hoftheater in Vienna.

Andrea Luchesi – L’isola della fortuna Nuova Orchestra da Camera Ferruccio Busoni, Conductor: Massimo Belli

At the end of 1771, Luchesi traveled to Bonn on a three-year contract, invited by the Prince Elector Archbishop of Cologne Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels, who wished to raise the quality level of his court orchestra. After the death of the previous Kapellmeister (Ludwig van Beethoven senior, the grandfather of Beethoven), Andrea Luchesi was nominated official court Kapellmeister in 1774.

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Cantemus Domino The Choir Luca Lucchesi & Archi Veneto Group, Conductor: Renzo Toffoli


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