Italian Baroque composer Antonio Caldara (c.1670-1736) was a tremendously gifted musician (viol, cello, and keyboard) and vocalist (including choirboy at St. Mark's, Venice) who probably also composed as fast as anyone else in recorded history. During his life, it's estimated that he wrote at least 3,400 pieces. He held important appointments in several Italian cities, drew a tremendous income, and apparently spent his earnings faster than even he could write new music. Among his numerous compositions are some 90 operas and about the same number of oratorios.
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Biography and portrait from the Here of a Sunday Morning radio program. Includes links to related composers and specific musical periods and genres.
Summary of life and works with comparisons drawn to other composers of the Baroque period and later.
Classical Net biography. In-depth study of his life, divided into periods spent in various cities. Annotated and cross-linked.
Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
Miscellaneous art songs at recmusic.org with Italian texts. Some also have English translations.
Caldara, Antonio (1671 - 1736)
Brief biographical sketch commenting upon his virtuosity and compositional output with Naxos discography.
Caldara, Antonio: Biography
Entry in the Sojourn pages with links to related composers and definitions of terms.
Classical Archives: Antonio Caldara
Biography and audio files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
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