Giovanni-Battista Sammartini

(c. 1700—1775)

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(bc.1700; d Milan, 1775).

It. composer and organist. Leading Milan composer of his day; choirmaster of eight churches. Pioneer of sonata form and teacher of Gluck, 1737–41. Said to have comp. 2,000 works in all genres, incl. operas, over 70 syms., many concs., and str. qts., str. quintets, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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