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FRANCESCO ONOFRIO MANFREDINI  

(1684 - 1762)

Born in Pistoia, where his father was cathedral and town trombonist, Francesco Manfredini studied there and, with Torelli and Perti, in Bologna. He was appointed first violinist at the Chiesa dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara but also played in the re-established orchestra of San Petronio in Bologna. He is also mentioned as a musician of Prince Antoine I of Monaco. In 1724 he returned to Pistoia, where he became maestro di cappella at the cathedral, a position that later brought conflicts with his employers. He managed, however, to retain his place until his death.

Vocal and Instrumental Music

Manfredini’s principal compositions reflect his training with Torelli in Bologna. They include sets of concerti grossi, in chamber and church form, and trio sonatas. His oratorios include S Filippo Neri trionfante and Tommaso Moro.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Baroque Concertos - BALDASSARE, P. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / VIVALDI, A. / SAMMARTINI, G.B. (Italienische Weihnacht) (Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Ludwig) Naxos
8.551265
Concerto
BENEDICTUS - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556705
Concerto
CHRISTMAS - The Musical Advent Calendar 2014 SWR Classic
CD93.322
Concerto
CHRISTMAS BAROQUE MUSIC - ESTERHAZY, P. / TELEMANN, G.P. / CORRETTE, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / BUXTEHUDE, D. / CASA, F. Capriccio
C10558
Concerto
Christmas by the Fireside Naxos
8.551036-37
Concerto
CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Stille Nacht) Capriccio
C10487
Concerto
CHRISTMAS CONCERTOS Naxos
8.550567
Concerto
CHRISTMAS CONCERTOS (Erxleben) Capriccio
C10442
Concerto
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Concerto
CHRISTMAS Frohe Weihnacht (Merry Christmas) Naxos
8.551266
Concerto
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Concerto
GREAT BAROQUE MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501061
Orchestral
Italian Baroque Favourites Naxos
8.553447
Orchestral
ITALIAN CONCERTI GROSSI (Capella Istropolitana, Krcek) Naxos
8.550877
Orchestral
JULEHØYTID - Tradisjonelle og klassiske julefavoritter (CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - Traditional and Classic Christmas Favourites) (3-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.503111N
Concerto
Juletid - Julens favoritter fra Danmark (Christmas Favourites from Denmark) Naxos
8.503159
Concerto
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Zauberhafte Weihnachten Naxos
8.551338-39
Concerto
MANFREDINI, F.O.: Chamber Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (Orfei Farnesiani) Tactus
TC681301
Chamber Music
MANFREDINI: Concerti Grossi Op. 3, Nos. 1-12 Naxos
8.553891
Concerto
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRIA (NTSC) Naxos
2.110344
Classical Concert
ROMANZA - Classical Favourites for Relaxing and Dreaming Naxos
8.556618
Concerto
THANKSGIVING - A Classic Thanksgiving: Songs of Praise Naxos
8.555294
Concerto
Trumpet Music (Baroque) - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / VIVALDI, A. / TELEMANN, G.P. (The Virtuoso Trumpet) (Zickler, Mainz Chamber Orchestra, Kehr) Vox Box
CDX-5074
Concerto
Trumpet Music (Baroque) - MANFREDINI, F.O. / VIVALDI, A. / TORELLI, G. / ALBINONI, T.G. / TELEMANN, G.P. (Schneidewind, Basch, Zickler, Tarr) Turnabout
3037100122
Concerto




 
 
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