Rosa, Salvator



Italian amateur musician; born at Aranella, near Naples; was also a poet and painter, and was most celebrated in the last-named art. He played on the lute, and composed madrigals and cantatas, a few of the latter appearing in a collection by Burney of old Italian music, while the words of many of the other cantatas were written by Rosa. Dr. Crotch, in his Specimens of Various Styles of Music, included a cantata by Rosa.