Luigi Gatti

Composer

1740 – 1817

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Who was Luigi Gatti?

Luigi Gatti was a classical composer. He was born in Lazise in 1740, the son of an organist, Francesco della Gatta. He was ordained a priest in Mantua. In the 1780s he became Hofkapellmeister in Salzburg and Leopold Mozart showed his irritation at not receiving it himself. Between 1801 and 1804 Gatti helped Mozart's sister, Nannerl to locate unknown pieces by Mozart. He died in Salzburg in 1817.

He is famous for writing oratorios, cantatas, sextets and septets.

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Born
Jun 11, 1740
Lazise
Died
Mar 1, 1817
Salzburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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