b. Florence (Italy), Jan. 20, 1681, d. Vienna, July 20, 1732, musician and composer, worked in Vienna from approx. 1701 (from 1708 first theorbist of the Court Music Orchestra), 1713 Court Composer. Combined the new Neapolitan style with the Viennese tradition of opera, composed mainly comic operas and intermezzi.
Literature#L. H. Williams, F. C., doctoral thesis, Univ. of Columbia 1964.