Alternative Names/Transliterations: Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Tomaso Zuane Aliases: 阿尔比诺尼, Tommaso Albinoni, אלבינוני, תומאסו אלבינוני, Albinoni. Tomaso Albinoni (), well known today for his oboe concertos (and, less happily, for the ‘Adagio in G Composer: Albinoni, Tomaso Magnificat. This page lists all recordings of Magnificat in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni ( ).

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Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni [Tommaso]

While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is known today for his instrumental music, especially his concertos. Born in VeniceRepublic of Veniceto Antonio Albinoni, a wealthy paper merchant in Venice, he studied violin and singing.

Relatively little is known about his life especially considering his contemporary stature as a composer, and the comparatively well-documented period in which he lived. His first opera, Zenobia, regina de Magificatwas produced in Venice in Albinoni was possibly employed in as a violinist to Charles IV, Duke of Mantuato whom he dedicated his Opus 2 collection of instrumental pieces. Inhe married Margherita Rimondi; Antonino Biffi, the maestro di cappella magniticat San Marco was a witness, and evidently was a friend of Albinoni.

Albinoni seems to have no other connection with that primary musical establishment in Venice, however, and achieved his early fame as an opera composer at many cities in Italy, including Venice, GenoaBologna magnifjcat, MantuaUdinePiacenzaand Naples. During this time he was also composing instrumental music in abundance: Unlike most composers of his time, he appears never to have sought a post at either a church or noble courtbut then he was a man of independent means and had the option to compose music independently.


InMaximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavariato whom Albinoni had dedicated a set of twelve concertos, invited him to direct two albinonu his operas in Munich. Arounda collection of Albinoni’s violin sonatas was published in France as a magnuficat work, and scholars long presumed that meant that Albinoni had died by that time.

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However, it appears he lived on in Venice in obscurity; a record from the parish of San Barnaba indicates Tomaso Albinoni died in Venice inof diabetes mellitus. Most of his operatic works have been lost, largely because they were not published during his lifetime. However, nine collections of instrumental works were published. These were met with considerable success and consequent reprints. He is therefore known more as a composer of instrumental music 99 sonatas, 59 concerti and 9 sinfonie today.

In his lifetime these works were compared favourably with those of Corelli and Vivaldi. His nine collections published in Italy, Amsterdam and London were either dedicated to or sponsored by an impressive list of southern European nobility.

Albinoni wrote at least fifty operas, of which twenty-eight were produced in Venice between and Albinoni himself claimed 81 operas naming his second-to-last opera, in the libretto, as his 80th. He is the first Italian known to employ the oboe as a solo instrument in concerti c. Albinoni also employed the instrument often in his chamber works.

As a result, little is known of his life and music after the mids.

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The famous Adagio in G minorthe subject of many modern recordings, is thought by some to be a musical hoax composed by Remo Giazotto. However, a discovery by musicologist Muska Mangano, Giazotto’s last assistant before his death, has magnidicat some doubt on that belief.


Among Giazotto’s papers, Mangano discovered a modern but independent manuscript transcription of the figured bass portion, and six fragmentary bars of the first violin, “bearing in the top right-hand corner a stamp stating unequivocally the Dresden provenance of the original from which it was taken”.

This provides support for Giazotto’s account that he did base his composition on an earlier source. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of compositions by Tomaso Albinoni. Concerto in D minor for albijoni and strings played on saxophone in this recording.

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First movement, Allegro e no presto. Adagio in G minor”. Oxford Music On-line, http: Buelow, A history of baroque musicIndiana University Press,p. New York, Dover Publications, Macy Accessed June 25,subscription access Franco Rossi: Retrieved from ” https: Tomaso Albinoni births deaths 17th-century classical composers 18th-century classical composers Italian Baroque composers Italian albbinoni composers Italian classical violinists Italian male classical composers Italian opera composers Male opera composers Male violinists Amgnificat from Venice.

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