Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti

Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti (Vienna 23 February 1730 – Pisa 1795) was an Austrian composer, born in Vienna of Italian descent. Lidarti is best known for his rediscovered oratorio Esther composed in Hebrew for the Jewish community in Amsterdam.[1][2] The text may have been prepared for Lidarti by the Jewish composer Abraham Caceres.

Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti and Giovanni Battista Tempesti by Nathaniel Dance-Holland, 1759–60


  • Esther (2CD) Friedemann Layer. Accord.
  • Musica da camera e concerto per clavicembalo, Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata, director, Tactus Records TC.733701 (2003)
  • Violin Concertos, Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata, director, Hyperion CDA67685 (2008)
  • Hamesiah; Boj beshalom; Befi Yesharim; Recitativo Israelite Woman; Shiru Lelohim on Jewish Baroque Music by Ensemble Salamone Rossi; Concerto Classics (2009).


  1. ^ Booklet to Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti: Esther Accord
  2. ^ The pursuit of happiness: a view of life in Georgian England Yale Center for British Art, John Harold Plumb, Edward J. Nygren – 1977 – 139 "Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti (1730–after 1793), an internationally known violoncellist and composer, was born in Vienna but spent most of his working life in Italy. This portrait of him by Dance was presumably painted in Pisa, where he lived and worked for a long time, and where he died,"

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