Italian composer Tommaso Michele Francesco Saverio Traetta (1727-1779) is most noted for his operas, many influenced by French sensibilities. Some of his greatest work was done while part of the court of Catherine the Great of Russia.
Wikipedia article with detailed biography covering all periods and activities of his life. Includes comments on non-operatic works and special emphasis on French influences and time spent in the Russian court with internal references to related topics.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with selected lyrics.
A project seeking to honor and perpetuate his memory and promote knowledge and enjoyment of his music and his contributions to Italian and international cultural life. Includes news, articles, interviews, and works.
Biography, period information, and related people from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
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