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Jno L. Hunt
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890)

The Life and Works of Francescon Durante (1684-1755)

To search the archives of the Conservatory of Naples and the Biblioteca nazionale in Naples for biographical information on Francesco Durante and his music manuscripts. Durante (1684-1755), one of the founders of the Neapolitan school of composition, was active in Naples as a composer and a teacher during the first half of the 18th century. PI intends to compile an authoritative biography of Durante and a thematic catalog of his compositions.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1977 – 7/31/1977