MusicAtlas: Milano/Milan

Ambrosian chant (older than Gregorian) practised from 4th until 20th century in all churches. Music flourished under Sforza rule 1450-1535. Josquin Desprez 1459-79.

Spanish rule until 1708. Archbishop Carlo Borromeo was an ardent supporter of music reforms by the Trent Council (ca. 1560). Gian Paolo Cima early 17th century.

1708-97 + 1815-70 Austrian rule. Leading musician Sammartini, teached Gluck 1737-41. also J. Christian Bach. The Austrian minister Firmian supported Mozart (four visits 1770-73, operas Mitridate, Ascanio, Lucio Silla). From 1808 Casa Ricordi the leading publishing company of Italy.

Teatro alla Scala, Conservatorio, opulent concert life.

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Au MusicAtlas vue d'ensemble

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Catalani

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Duomo

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Scala

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Ricordi

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Verdi †, Caruso

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Conservatorio

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Sammartini

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Teatro Carcano

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Teatro dal Verme

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- J. Chr. Bach

Image for Palazzo Litta Corso Magenta, 24 Milano
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1557

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instruments -

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Ricordi

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Mozart

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Verdi

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Puccini

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Graves cemetery

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Verdi

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Auditorium

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.