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He was the son of Giuseppe Caldara, a local violinist of no great fame. In his childhood, Caldara was a choirboy at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and also studied the viol, the cello, and keyboard. He may well have been a pupil of the maestro di cappella of St.

Mark’s, Giovanni Legrenzibut this is uncertain. By he was eel as a cellist and his growing number of compositions included operas, sonatas da chiesa and da camera, and solo cantatas.

Performances of his operas had been given at Venice and Rome by the early ‘s and xlma personal visit made to Rome towards the end of the 17 th century, about this time implies an acquaintance with and perhaps instruction from Corelli, Aless, Scarlatti and Pasquini.

He returned to Venice around InAntonio Caldara left Venice for Mantua: The Ccore had a reputation for a dedication to grandiose opera productions, the cost of which threw the finances of Mantua into disarray. It is difficult to determine exactly what Caldara was doing during the period of his employment with the Duke, for virtually none of his music from this time survives.

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Caldara remained in the Duke’s service until ; the Duke died mysteriously the following year. InCaldara was in Rome; while there, he composed of church music and oratorios for Cardinal Ottoboni, and became acquainted with such luminaries as Georg Frideric HandelAlessandro Scarlatti and Domenico Scarlatti, and Antonio Corelli. In this same year, Caldara also composed a number of operas, including Sofonisba. The performance of Caldara’s Componimento da camera per musica: Indeed, eel later developments proved, it was a most fortunate connection.


In the light of Ruspoli’s eminence as a patron of the arts, Caldara’s appointment as director of the noblemans, distinguished band of virtuosi di canto e suono is proof of an established fame.

Antonio Caldara (Composer) – Short Biography

From his compositional output during the next seven years it is clear that Caldara’s muse ckre in this more stable environment and he composed mainly secular works including solo cantatas, over 50 duets, four operas and nine oratorios. After marrying contralto Caterina Petrolli, Caldara left Rome intravelling to Vienna and Milan, then returning to Rome to fulfil his duties to the Prince.

Between andCaldara composed, among other things, a significant collection of two and cwldara voice motets. Caldara returned to his position in Rome – retained by means of a steady flow of compositions from Vienna – but not before making a detour through Salzburg to court the favour of Franz Anton von Harrach, the Prince-archbishop.

A reshuffling of posts at the Imperial Court upon Ziani’s death in and a more or less firm promise of an appointment brought about Caldara’s final break with Rome.

He e left Rome for good inafter composing some cantatas for his former patron, Prince Ruspoli, and settled in Vienna. Once in Vienna, Caldara was faced with a demanding new position in which he was required to compose many large and small-scale dramatic works each year, including many operas and oratorios.

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In addition to his busy schedule, Caldara also accepted outside commissions, composing operas for nobles in Salzburg and Monrovia. He was well-respected and well-paid in Vienna though he had a reputation for lavish spendingand was able to be active as a composer until his death in December The compositions of these last twenty years were prolific in number, diverse in genre, often brilliant and certainly never less than highly competent in quality, mature and personal in expression and style, and above all, secured for Caldara a European fame that lasted long after his death.


Antonio Caldara is chiefly known as a composer of vocal music operas, cantatas and oratoriosand is especially remembered for his operas, many of which are settings of librettos by Zeno and Metasasio. His stylistic development as a composer, however, has been described as a movement from works that are carefully crafted, with attention given to both musical and dramatic elements his pre works to music that becomes increasingly less detailed and texturally thinner postreflecting Caldara’s pressing schedule in Vienna.

Today, caldarra of Caldara’s music are widely dispersed across Europe but his compositions which record so valuable a picture of the late Baroque in Italy and Austria are comparatively unknown to performers and little slma by scholars. Noted Works Maddalena ai piedi cladara Cristo Oratorio, c. Bach copied and performed A. Caldara’s Magnificat in C majoradding parts for 2 violins in stile antico to the verse Suscepit Israel puerum suum, BWV – performed by J.

December 26, – Vienna, Austria.

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Antonio Caldara was an Italian Baroque composer. Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo Oratorio, c.

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