Francesco Feo

(1691 - 1761)

Italian composer. Studied with Basso and Fago, perhaps also in Rome with Pitoni. Served as maestro of the Conservatorio di S. Onoffio, 1723-39, with Jommelli among his students; as maestro of the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo, 1739-43; and as maestro di cappella at the church of the Annunziata, 1726-45, where he was succeeded by his nephew, Gennaro Manna. A portrait of him, seated alongside theory books of Zarlino, Fux, and Domenico Scorpione, is in the Civico Museo bibliografico musicale, Bologna.

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