Italian Baroque composer Pier Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) was a protege of Monteverdi. He is most known for his operas, including Xerse in 1654. Originally named Pier Francesco Caletti-Bruni, he changed to honor an early patron.
Brief life and summary of operas.
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Art songs listed at REC Music Foundation including Italian lyrics.
Biography, musical development, positions held, noted works, and link to related material on operas from the Here of a Sunday Morning radio program.
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