Giovanni Battista Ferrandini, classical music composer

Giovanni Battista Ferrandini


Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710 – 25 October 1791), an Italian composer of the Baroque and Classical eras, was born in Venice, Italy and died in Munich, at the age of 81.

The newly constructed Bavarian Court Theatre (Residenztheater) in Munich opened on 12 October 1753 with Ferrandini's opera "Catone in Utica". A recording of the opera made 250 years later in the same theatre is available (Oehms Classics OC 901).

Other operas: Giordo 1727, Il Sacrifico Invalido 1729, Adriano in Siria 1737. Cantata "Il Pianto di Maria" 1739. Two recordings exist of his opera "Catone in Utica." Music for the crowning of emperor Karl. VII. in Frankfurt 1742.

In 1755, Ferrandini retired to Padua.

In 1771, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father Leopold Mozart visited Ferrandini in Padua.

Composer Title Date Action
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Il Pianto di Maria 10/02/2010 Play Add to playlist