Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1751)
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (June 8, 1671, Venice, Italy ? January 17, 1751, Venice) was an Italian baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, some of which is regularly recorded. His "Adagio in G minor", actually a later reconstruction, is one of the most frequently recorded pieces of Baroque music.
Born to Antonio Albinoni (1634?1709), a wealthy paper merchant and nobleman in Venice, he studied violin and singing. Relatively little is known about his life, especially considering his contemporary stature as a compose ... (Read all)