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Porpora, Nicola Antonio

(Niccolò; 1686–ca. 1768). Baroque Neapolitan composer; b. Naples, It.; educ. Naples; music dir. to Port. ambassador at Naples; chamber virtuoso to the prince of Hesse-Darmstadt; conductor to the king of Poland; est. a school of singing at Naples ca. 1712. Works include oratorios, cantatas, masses, duets on the Passion* in Lat.

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