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Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-36), composer, was born at Jesi, in the Roman States, and was taught the violin at Naples. His compositions are chiefly masses and operas, which obtained little success during his lifetime. His early death excited much regret, however, and his Maestro di Mnsicd (1732),- Flaminio (1735), and L'Olimpiade (1735), when performed posthumously, achieved much popularity. Pathos and sweetness are the leading characteristics of his works.