Giuseppe Corsi

  • Born
    c. 1631
  • Died
    10th March 1691
  • Birthplace
    Ancona or Modena, Italy
Giuseppe Corsi Vangelisti better known as Celani, was an Italian composer of the Baroque era. He was mainly active at Rome, where he was Maestro di cappella. He was the teacher of Giacomo Antonio Perti and Petronio Franceschini. Student in Rome at the Jesuit fathers under the guidance of Giacomo Carissimi he was active as an outstanding Maestro in Gallese (Altemps family), Città di Castello (Cattedrale di S. Florido), Naples (Montalto family), Rome (Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano, Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalena, Chiesa Nuova), Loreto (Basilica della S. Casa: where he was ordained priest), Ancona (Cattedrale di S. Ciriaco) and Parma (Basilica di S. Maria della Steccata and Farnese family). Accused by the Inquisition for having "deflowered" a spinster, he was tortured and imprisoned in Rome for a few years on the orders of Pope Innocent XI in the Albornoz fortress of Narni.

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