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Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

Composer: Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

Dates: 8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751

Nationality: Italian

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.