Campioni, Carlo Antonio

Campioni, Carlo Antonio, a Tuscan composer of music, was born at Leghorn in 1720. He devoted himself early to the use of the violin and to composition, and his works were welcomed in Germany, England, and Holland. In 1764 he was called to Florence, as master of the chapel choir of Francis II of Lorraine, grand- duke of Tuscany, and devoted himself from that time to the composition of church music, performing, in 1797, a Te Deum with two hundred musicians. Campioni possessed the most complete collection of the madrigals of composers of the 16th and 17th centuries. He has left seven works of trios for the violin, and three of duos for violin and violoncello. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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