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Munich, June 21, 1755. He was maestro di cappella at Vicenza Cathedral in 1710-11, and at Verona Cathedral from 1714 to 1716. His first opera, La costanza combattuta in amove, was premiered in Venice on Oct. 17, 1716. He then studied with Francesco Gasparini, with whom he and another composer collaborated on the opera I/ Trace in catena (Rome, Canrival 1717). Porta's opera L'Argippo was given in Venice in 1717. He was commissioned to write the opera Numitore for the opening season of the Royal Academy of Music in London at the King's Theatre (April 2,1720).

15,1852; d. Berlin, June 20, 1925. His father, a musician, gave him his first music lessons.

From 1618 to 1622 he was Kapellmeister to Archduke Karl, Bishop of Bixen and Breslau, at his court in Neisse, Silesia. Through his music, Poss helped to introduce the Venetian style of composition to Austria. WORKS: Liber primus missarum for 6 to 8 Voices (Graz, 1607); Orpheus mixtus, liber primus for 8 to 16 Voices (Graz, 1607); 2 motets for 2 and 4 Voices and Basso Continue (1615); other sacred vocal pieces. : H. Busch, G. , Leben und Werk: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutsch-venezianischen Schule in Osterreich am Beginn des 17.

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