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Wednesday, April 08 2020 00:00

Day 3: Sonata In G by Sammartini

Cellist age 16 plays Sonata in G by Sammartini

Giovanni (in English, John) Sammartini was an Italian composer, violinist, choir master, organist and teacher. He lived from 1700 – 1775. While he was alive he was famous both in Italy and abroad, particularly as a church composer, but his music fell out of fashion after his death and was not rediscovered till the early 20th century. He wasn’t the only famous musician in his family - his brother Giuseppe (Joseph) was known as the finest oboe player of his time.

In the opening of this cello piece, you can hear that Sammartini must have been a fine composer for voice – it’s easy to imagine this being sung by a tenor!

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