Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Vol. 5: by Nicolas Slonimsky, Laura Diane Kuhn

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He then served as vicemaestro di cappella at the Spanish chapel in Naples. In 1695 he went to Spain to organize the music chapel of King Charles II in Barcelona; he subsequently served Charles III. When Charles III was elected Holy Roman 2841 ^D PORTA PORTA Emperor as Charles VI, with the seat in Vienna, Porsile followed him there. On Dec. 17,1720, he became court composer. He continued to serve the court after Charles VI died in 1740, being granted an honorary stipend; he was pensioned on April 1,1749.

WORKS: DRAMATIC: Ballet (all 1st perf. at the Teatro alia Scala, Milan): II Generate Colla in Roma or II ballo del Papa (Feb. 25,1797); Gonzalvo in America (Jan. 1799); Ifrancesi in Egitto or Buonaparte in Egitto (Feb. 11, 1799); Zulima (Jan. 1800); Sadak e Kalasrad (Jan. 1801); // sagrifizio di Curzio (Dec. 26,1804); Alcina e Ruggiero (1805); Magri e grassi (June 16,1806); Cambise in Egitto (Sept. 30, 1807); La morte di Whaytsong, ultimo imperatore delta dinastia Chinese (Jan. 24,1809; Acts 2-5 by G.

Tannenbergsthal, Oct. 8,1917; d. Hamburg, Oct. 1,1970. He was a pupil of Hindemith and Grabner, and later in Hamburg of Klussmann. From 1947 he taught in Hamburg, and was made a prof, at the Hochschule fur Musik there in 1962. He wrote the television chamber opera Die Auszeichnung (1959), instrumental works, the cantata Till Eulenspiegel for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1956) and much other choral music, songs, and pedagogical pieces. : H. , H. —LK/DM Pospisil, Juraj, Slovak composer and teacher; b.

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