Pietro Domenico Paradies (or Paradisi)

Pietro Domenico Paradies was born ins Naples, Italy, in 1710

He was a pupil of Porpora, and gained reputation as a teacher, a player on the harpischord, and a dramatic composer. He was a man of much talent, and for a long time was popular in London.

In 1747 he produced “Phaeton” at the King’s Theater, Six airs from this were later published and were frequently sung by Signora Galli. Paradies returned to Italy, but at what time is not known.

He was little heard of in his latter years. A sonata in D by him is printed by Pauer in his “Alte Meister”, and another in A in his “Alte Klavier-Musik”.

Some manuscript music is Paradies’ own hand is in the Fitzwilliam Collection at Cambridge, England.

He died in Venice in 1792.