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us: Araja, Francesco, 1709-

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  • Fuller Name

    • Francesco Domenico
  • Variants

    • us: Araia, Francesco, 1709-
    • us: Araya, Francesco, 1709-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1762/1770~
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Naples (Italy)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Italy
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Composers
          (lcsh) Impresarios
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Araja, Francesco, 1709-1770
      • Sources

        • found: New Grove (prefers spelling Araia, with Araja as variant)
        • found: Baker (prefers Araja)
        • found: *MGTB (Russian) Mooser, R.A. Annales de la musique et des musiciens en Russie au XVIIIme siècle. v. 1. (Genève, 1948.
        • found: *MGTZ-Res. (Céphale et Procris) 90-9577 Sumarokov, A. Céphale et Procris. 1755. (Name appears as M. Araya, Napolitain)
        • found: Grove music online, September 26, 2013 (Araja (Araia), Francesco; born June 25, 1709, Naples; died ?1770, ? Bologna; Italian composer; in 1735 moved to St. Petersburg where he organized the first music school in Russia; organized weekly concerts for the Tsar, who appointed him maestro di cappella in 1761; left Russia in 1762 and appears to have returned to Italy; place and date of his death are uncertain)
        • found: Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2. Ausg. (Araja (Araia), Francesco Domenico; born June 25, 1709, Naples; died after 1762, Bologna?; composer)
        • found: Dizionario enciclopedico universale della musica e dei musicisti (Araja, Francesco; born June 25, 1709, Naples; died ca. 1770, Bologna, or possibly Naples; Italian composer and impresario)
        • found: Wikipedia, September 26, 2013 (Francesco Araja; Francesco Domenico Araja (or Araja, Russian: Арайя); born June 25, 1709, Naples, Kingdom of Sicily; died between 1762 and 1770, Bologna, States of the Church; Italian composer who spent 25 years in Russia and wrote at least 14 operas for the Russian Imperial Court including Tsefal i Prokris, the first opera in Russian)
        • found: Italian Wikipedia, September 26, 2013 (Francesco Araja; Francesco Domenico Araja, or Araja; born June 25, 1709, Naples; died circa 1770, Bologna)
      • Editorial Notes

        • [Neapolitan composer who worked in Russia from 1735.]
        • [Data contributed by the Dance Heritage Coalition for the New York Public Library Dance Collection.]
      • Change Notes

        • 1997-10-28: new
        • 2013-10-15: revised
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