“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Pietro Antonio Locatelli

Pietro Antonio Locatelli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
1. Pietro Antonio Locatelli Marker

In questa casa
trascorse la Vita Operosa e Morì
Il Grande Compositore e Violinista
Pietro Antonio Locatelli
La città natale
Nel Bicentenario della morte
Bergamo 3 IX 1695 Amsterdam 30 III 1764


(English translation:)

In this house worked and died the great composer and violinist, Pietro Antonio Locatelli. Placed by his hometown on the bicententary of his death.
Bergamo (Italy), September 3, 1695 - Amsterdam, March 30, 1764
Erected 1964.
Location. 52° 21.83′ N, 4° 53.151′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Prinsengracht and Leidsekruisstraat, on the left when traveling west on Prinsengracht. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Prinsengracht 506, Amsterdam, North Holland 1017KH, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Keizersgracht 456-462 Residences (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief / Amsterdam City Archives

Pietro Antonio Locatelli Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
2. Pietro Antonio Locatelli Marker - wide view
(approx. half a kilometer away); Ferdinand Bol (approx. half a kilometer away); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Doelentoren (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Museum Willet-Holthuysen (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . .  Pietro Locatelli (Wikipedia). "Pietro Antonio Locatelli (3 September 1695 in Bergamo – 30 March 1764 in Amsterdam) was an Italian Baroque composer and violinist....In 1729 Locatelli moved to Amsterdam, where he stayed until his death. He did not compose so much as previously, but gave violin lessons to amateurs and edited his opp. 1–9 and the works of other musicians, such as Giovanni Battista Martini's Op. 2. His sparsely documented public and semi-public performances were open only to music lovers, not to professional musicians. An Englishman who heard him in 1741 wrote "he is so afraid of People Learning from him, that He won't admit a Professed Musician into his Concert". Some rich music lovers, who would play as amateurs with Locatelli, helped him to become affluent. In aristocratic circles he was a recognized, admired and supported virtuoso and composer. In 1741 he set up a business selling violin strings from his home. Including taxes he earned about 1500 guilders in 1742 alone, the highest income of any musician from Amsterdam. It is unknown why from 1744, when he released Op. 8, to 1762, when he released Op. 9, there were no reports of him from lexicographers, listeners or national and international music journalists." (Submitted on March 21, 2019.) 
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