Antonio Lotti: Letters to him

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcript of Letters from the Academy of Ancient Musick at London to Sigr. Antonio Lotti of Venice with his answers and testimonies (London, 1732), 42 folios. The versos are blank throughout.

Administrative / Biographical History

Antonio Lotti (c. 1667-1740), composer, was born in Venice, and studied under Legrenzi. He spent his career at St Mark's Cathedral in Venice, starting as an organist, before becoming maestro di cappella in 1736. He visited Dresden on the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saxony, 1717-1719. Lotti composed hymns, masses, operas and psalms, and was also a noted teacher.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received from the library of Sedley Taylor, 1920.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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