American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista 1710-1736. Italian composer who wrote the comic opera The Maid as Mistress (1733).
“The smile of approval on Molly's face seemed to imply that this man was safe, that surely no one called Pergolesi -- writer of sacred music -- could possibly mean ill to the assembled company.”
“New York audiences will also see him in Morris's "Mosaic and United," a new work by the young German choreographer Joachim Schlomer and a glorious solo called "Pergolesi," choreographed for him by Twyla Tharp.”
“In each case, these older models have been thoroughly Stravinsky-ized, as in the ballet "Pulcinella"—based on what the composer incorrectly believed to be music of the 18th-century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi—where sliding trombones the musical equivalent of slipping on a banana peel intrude to remind us of the music's real author.”
“The first was the posthumous success of Pergolesi's 1733 subversive Neapolitan comedy, La Serva Padrona, in which a maid outwits and marries her master.”
“Stravinsky himself featured in the Sinfonietta's solo programme, dubbed Cover Versions, though his Suite Italienne – arranged from his ballet Pulcinella, itself arranged from originals by Pergolesi and others – is really a cover of a cover.”
“After lunch at a Kentucky Fried Chicken I was swept up to see a graduation recital by a talented 20-year-old tenor dressed in tails at a local music school singing Pergolesi, Mozart and Bach and then on to a museum of Nigerian history.”
“He boldly took stole - themes he thought were all by the 18th-century Italian composer Pergolesi, though it turned out some of them were actually by a number of other minor composers.”
“Church music dominates, with classics by Bach, Pergolesi and Mozart complemented by lesser-known works by CM Widor, Samuel Wesley and Orlando Gibbons.”
“BROWNING: The Pergolesi disk sold over 250,000 copies.”
“BROWNING: If you chose "Stabat Mater" by the Italian baroque composer Pergolesi, you might have a future in the classic-record business, and you'd be following in the path of a relatively small but sturdy classical music recording company Harmonia Mundi.”
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