Bellerofonte Castaldi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bellerofonte Castaldi

Italian composer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1580

Place of Birth: Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Date of Death: 27-Sep-1649

Profession: composer, poet, musician, lutenist

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Bellerofonte Castaldi

  • Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580 – 27 September 1649) was an Italian composer, poet and lutenist.Castaldi was born in Collegara, near Modena.
  • He wrote male parts in his songs for tenors as he was opposed to the practice of castrati or male falsettists singing female parts in cantatas.
  • In the preface to his collection, Primo mazzetto he writes that it is "laughable that a man with the voice of a woman should set about proposing to his mistress".He died in Modena in 1649.

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