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Blangini, Giuseppe Marco Maria Felice, 1781-1841 (composer, singing teacher and tenor)



  • Existence: 1781 - 1841


(Giuseppe Marco Maria) Felice Blangini (1781-1841), Italian composer, singing teacher and tenor who worked mostly in France and took French citizenship later in his career. He arrived in Paris in 1799, and in 1805 was appointed maestro di cappella to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg in Munich, later director of private music for Pauline Borghese, and in 1809 Director of theatre, maestro di cappella and master of chamber music to the King of Westphalia. From 1814 he was superintendent of the royal chapel, Paris, court composer and professor of singing at the Conservatoire, but lost his court appointments after the 1830 Revolution. He wrote nearly 30 operas, much sacred music, and 170 nocturnes for two or three voices. He claimed to have been the inventor of the vocal nocturne form in 1801.