Antonio Lotti (1666-1740)

Lotti produced a wide range of compositions: because of his long career at San Marco in Venice, first as a singer, then in various posts of increasing importance, much of his work was sacred music. He produced many masses and other choral works for the choir at San Marco, as well as motets for solo voice. He was noted as an opera composer, and produced many other secular works, notably solo cantatas, but also duets, terzetti and madrigals. The majority of the cantatas are for soprano voice with basso continuo; some have accompanying strings, but most of these may be excerpts from operas, whose other music is lost.

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