MusicAtlas: Venezia/Venice

Highlights from the music history of La Serenissima:
- Ottaviano Petrucci's numerous printed editions of mostly Franco-Flemish polyphony (1501-09) and tablatures (from 1509).
- The church music at St. Marks: Willaert 1527-62, his pupil Zarlino 1564-†1590, Merulo and the Gabrielis as organists, Monteverdi 1613-†1643.
- The start of public opera performances in 1637 (Teatro S. Cassiano); at the end of the century eight public theatres were active - composers: Monteverdi, Cavalli; later Legrenzi, Galuppi a.o.
- The Ospedali, charitable institutions for orphans and bastards with ample music training; the most renowned was the Pietà, where Vivaldi was teaching (1704-38).

The loss of independence (1797) went together with a decline of the unique music culture, although Venice continues to be one of Italy's leading music centres. Five Verdi premières, including Rigoletto and La Traviata.

20th century composers born here include Luigi Nono and Bruno Maderna.

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San Marco

Image for Basilica di San Marco Piazza San Marco Venezia - San Marco
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library

Image for Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana Piazza San Marco, 7 Venezia - San Marco
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Marcello

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Wagner

Image for café Lavena Piazza San Marco, 134 Venezia - San Marco
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Monteverdi a.o.

Image for Canonica Calle Canonica Venezia - San Marco
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Vivaldi

Image for  Campo S.Filipe e Giacomo, 4358 Venezia - Castello
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former prison

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historical hotel

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Tchaikovsky

Image for Hotel Londra Palace Riva degli Schiavoni, 4171 Venezia - Castello
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Vivaldi

Image for Hotel Metropole Riva degli Schiavoni, 4149 Venezia - Castello
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Vivaldi

Image for  Calle della Pietà, 3701 Venezia - Castello
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Vivaldi

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Vivaldi

Image for  Campo Bandiera e Moro Venezia - Castello
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St. Cecilia guild

Image for San Martino Piazza San Martino Venezia - Castello
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Cavalli

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Cimarosa

Image for Chiesa del Ospedaletto Campo SS. Giovanni e Paulo Venezia - Castello
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Legrenzi

Image for Ospedale dei Mendicanti Fondamento dei Mendicanti Venezia - Castello
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Vivaldi

Image for  5878/5879/5880 Venezia - Castello
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Legrenzi

Image for  Campo San Lio Venezia - Castello
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Legrenzi

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historical theatre

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Vivaldi

Image for  Riva del Carbon/Calle Bembo Venezia - San Marco
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Cimarosa

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G. Gabrieli

Image for San Stefano Campo San Stefano Venezia - San Marco
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music shops

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Wagner

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Levi foundation

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Wolf-Ferrari

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Galuppi

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Conservatorio

Image for Palazzo Pisani San Stefano 2810 Venezia - San Marco
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La Fenice

Image for Gran Teatro La Fenice (1792) Campo San Fantin, 1965 Venezia - San Marco
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Mozart

Image for 'Casa Ceseletti' Calle San Fantin, 1831 Venezia - San Marco
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Rossini

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Cini foundation

Image for Fondazione Giorgio Cini  Venezia - Isola di San Giorgio
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Luigi Nono

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Galuppi a.o.

Image for Academia di Belle Arti Campiello  Incurabili, 423 Venezia - Dorsoduro
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- Janáček

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? Albinoni

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Wolf-Ferrari *

Image for  Fondamento Squero, 3080 Venezia - Dorsoduro
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Nono */†

Luigi Nono house
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Malipiero *

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Wagner

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Goldoni

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Gozzi

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Scuola Grande

Image for Scuola Grande di San Rocco Campo San Rocco Venezia - San Polo
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GravesMonteverdi, Picchi

Image for Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Campo dei Frari Venezia - San Polo
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former theatre

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Galuppi

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Marcello

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Wagner

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Hasse

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Pollarolo

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Verdi, Wagner

Image for Giardini Pubblici Viale Trieste Venezia - Castello
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Nono

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Graves cemetery

Image for Cimetero San Michele  Venezia - Isola di San Michele
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Galuppi *

Image for  Piazza B. Galuppi, 24 Isola di Burano

Explanation of symbols

workshop A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items. other music Other occasional live music performances
library A library or archive. live music A concert hall or other place for live music.
conservatory A conservatory or music school. historic performances A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.
house closed A house or building that is closed to the public. house open to public A house or building that can be visited by the public.
monument A single monument. monuments Two or more monuments.
museum A museum. opera house or theatre Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.
organ A memorial or interesting organ. memorial tablet A memorial tablet or stone.
grave A single grave. graves Two or more graves.