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Encyclopedia > Antonio de Literes

Antonio de Literes (June 18, 1673 in Majorca - January 18, 1749 in Madrid, also known as Antonio Lliteres Carrio or Antonio Literes CarriĆ³n) was a Spanish composer of zarzuelas, a type of performance that mixes spoken word, song and dance. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Events January 22 - Impostor Mary Carleton is hanged in Newgate prison in England for multiple thefts and returning from penal transportation March 18 - John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Quakers. ... Majorca (Mallorca in Catalan and Spanish, sometimes also encountered in English),: from Latin insula maior, later Maiorica, (major island) is one of the Balearic Islands (Catalan: Illes Balears, Spanish: Islas Baleares), which are located in the Mediterranean Sea and are a part of Spain. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Villa de Madrid) Website http://www. ... Zarzuela (IPA /θarθwela/ in Spain, /sarswela/ in the New World), also called sarswela in the Philippines, is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating dances. ...


Literes played the bass viol for the royal choir in Madrid, was accounted the greatest composer at the Spanish court at the time and brought it to the position of maestro of the Capilla Real in 1706 after the banishment of hi predecessor Sebatian Duron. His most famous work is "Acis y Galatea" (1708). The piece enjoyed frequent performance until 1774. After 200 years of neglect it was recorded in 2003, to an enthusiastic response. The zarzuela "Jupitar y Semele" survives in manuscript form in Evora and its libretto was written by Jose de Canizares (who also wrote "Acis y Galatea"). It has also been issued on CD. Various sizes of viol, from Michael Praetorius Syntagma musicum (1618) The viol (also called viola da gamba) is any one of a family of bowed, fretted stringed musical instruments developed in the 1400s and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. ... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J...


 
 

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