Composer: Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Dates: 8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751
Title of Piece: Concerto No.5
Brief Biography: Albioni was a Baroque composer and in his day was famous for his operas, most of which have been lost to time. As a man of independent means Albioni seems to have never sought a post with a church or noble court as was the normal career path of composers of the day. Circa 1740 a collection of Albioni’s sonatas was published posthumously, however he was living in obscurity and died a decade later from diabetes.