Italian baroque composer Alessandro Stradella (1639?-1682) received almost as much acclaim for his womanizing as for his music. He contributed to the origin of the concerto grosso, wrote operas and other secular vocal works as well as religious compositions.
Wikipedia article noting string of affairs which led to violence and, ultimately, his murder plus summary of works and musical style with internal references to related people and topics.
Find A Grave listing with biography and reference to the influence of his life and death upon opera writers during the Romantic Period, disposition of remains, and interactive memorial.
Biography outlining his life, loves, and noted works with partial discography and period material from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with list of vocal works linked to Italian and Latin texts.
Reviews, recordings, books, links and music editions from NewOlde.com.
Biographical sketch with notes on his musical contributions, especially his rôle in the development of the concerto grosso, and Naxos discography.
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