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Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini

Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini

Composer: Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini

Dates: 6 January 1695 – November 1750

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Cello Concerto in C-Major


Brief Biography: Sammartini was a talented oboist at the S. Celso and Regio Ducal Teatro before moving to London where he was described as the greatest oboist the world had ever known. His career as a composer advanced when he was hired by Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1736. A forward thinking composer Sammartini combined late Baroque and early Classical stylistics in his music.