FACTOID # 24: Looking for table makers? Head to Mississippi, with an overwhlemingly large number of employees in furniture manufacturing.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Pietro, Cardinal Ottoboni

Pietro, Cardinal Ottoboni, the Cardinal Ottoboni (1667–February 29, 1740), was a member of the noble Venetian family and the grand-nephew of the Venetian Pope Alexander VIII(1689–1691). He is remembered especially as a great patron of music. February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... View of Venice to San Giorgio Maggiore island from St Marks Campanile. ... Alexander VIII, né Pietro Vito Ottoboni (April 22, 1610 - February 1, 1691), pope from 1689 to 1691, was born of a noble Venetian family, and was the son of Marco Ottoboni, chancellor of the Republic of Venice. ...


Overview

Cardinal Ottoboni, one of the great patrons of his generation, was housed in the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome, where he supported Arcangelo Corelli, the finest violinist of his generation, at his Monday night concerts called "academies", and where Corelli was introduced to Handel. When he died in 1713, Corelli left his estate, including his valuable pictures, to Cardinal Ottoboni, who distributed the sizable funds among Corelli's relations and erected Corelli's princely tomb in the Pantheon. Among his other protegés was Antonio Vivaldi and Antonio Caldara. He even wrote texts of cantatas for some of them. The young Sicilian architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini also benefited from his concern. Palazzo della Cancelleria: the 18th century engraving by Giuseppe Vasi exaggerates the depth of the square, where the Corso Vittorio Emanuele now runs. ... Arcangelo Corelli (February 17, 1653 – January 8, 1713) was an Italian violin player and Baroque music composer. ... George Frideric Handel, 1733 George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German/British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... The Pantheon, Rome, in front of which stands the obelisk Macuteo, one of fourteen ancient Egyptian obelisks in Rome. ... Unconfirmed portrait of Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28 (or 27), 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso (The Red Priest), was an Italian priest and baroque music composer. ... Antonio Caldara (1670 - December 28, 1736) was an Italian Baroque composer. ... Giovanni Battista Vaccarini was born in Palermo in 1702, he did in 1768 He was a Sicilian architect, notable for his work in the Baroque style in his homeland during the period of massive rebuilding following the earthquake of 1693. ...


When opera was banned in Rome, performances withdrew to Ottoboni's Cancelleria. His triumphal return to Venice in 1726 was celebrated with musical festivities that included a serenata Andromeda liberata, with arias contributed by various Venetian masters, including Vivaldi. Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognizable opera houses and landmarks Opera refers to a dramatic art form, originating in Europe, in which the emotional content or primary entertainment is conveyed to the audience as much through music, both vocal and instrumental, as it is through the...


In 1735 he donated his Roman sculptures and other antiquities to the Capitoline Museums. Michelangelos design for Capitoline Hill, now home to the Capitoline Museums. ...


His music library was dispersed after his death, but the so-called "Manchester Concerto Part-books" have survived with sets of separate parts for 95 compositions, mostly concertos; the manuscript scores came into the possession of Charles Jennens, the librettist for Handel’s Messiah. The diverse contents of the concerto collection suggest that Ottoboni’s musicians acquired and performed music from artistic centres elsewhere (notably Venice and Bologna) as well as works composed in Rome. Charles Jennens (1700-1773) assembled the text for Handels oratorios Messiah and Saul, and is thought to have done the same for Handels Israel in Egypt. ...


In his ecclesiastical career, Ottoboni received the clerical tonsure and the minor orders, October 20, 1689 and was created cardinal deacon in the consistory of November 7, 1689 and received the red hat November 14. Cardinal Ottoboni was superintendent general of the affairs of the Apostolic See, and governor of the cities of Fermo and Tivoli, and of the territory of Capranica. He held the office of vice-chancellor of the Holy Roman Church from November 14, 1689 until February 29, 1740. He was cardinal-bishop of Sabina 1725, of Frascati, 1730, of Porto and Santa Rufina, 1734, and vice-dean then dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (September 3, 1738). Archpriest of the patriarchal Liberian basilica, secretary of the Roman Inquisition, Archpriest of the patriarchal Lateran basilica (from 1730) and Grand prior of Ireland. October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... Events Louis XIV of France passed the Code Noir, allowing the full use of slaves in the French colonies. ... February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... Events February 4 - Court Jew Joseph Suss Oppenheimer is executed in Württenberg April 15 - Premiere in London of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... The Roman Inquisition began in 1542 when Pope Paul III established the Holy Office as the final court of appeal in trials of heresy and served as an important part of the Counter-Reformation. ...


External links

  • the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
  • Paul, Major, "Giuseppe Valentini, Sinfonia in D": the Manchester Concerto Part-books
  • Manchester Libraries: Manchester Concerto Part-books
  • Musei Capitolini

  Results from FactBites:
 
Arcangelo Corelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (0 words)
In 1681 he was in the service of the electoral prince of Bavaria; between 1680 and 1685 he spent a considerable time in the house of his friend Cristiano Farinelli.
In 1685 he was in Rome, where he led the festival performances of music for Queen Christina of Sweden and he was also a favorite of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (who in 1689 became Pope Alexander VIII).
He was received in the highest circles of the aristocracy, and for a long time presided at the celebrated Monday concerts in the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m