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Giovanni Benedetto Platti

Giovanni Benedetto Platti

Composer: Giovanni Benedetto Platti

Dates: 9 July 1697 – 11 January 1763

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Concerto in G minor for oboe, strings and continuo


Brief Biography: Platti was trained as a singer, oboist and violinist in Italy. He was amongst the first to play and compose for the recently invented fortepiano. Platti moved to Würzburg in Germany in 1722 to work in the court of the prince-bishop Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn.