Giovanni Battista Crivelli

The composer Giovanni Battista Crivelli was born in Scandiano (province of Reggio Emilia) at the end of the 16th century and probably studied in the cathedral of Reggio Emilia, where he worked as organist from 1614. From 1620 he was Kapellmeister at the Chiesa dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara, and from 1629 he finally worked in Munich at the court of Maximilian I, where he conducted the Court Orchestra. From 1635 he worked in Reggio Emilia, where he was appointed conductor at the Basilica della Ghiara, and at Milan Cathedral and Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. Crivelli held his last post as Kapellmeister of the court orchestra of the Duke of Modena, where he died in 1652. His compositions mainly include motets and madrigals.

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