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Tomaso Albinoni
Birth: Jun. 14, 1671
Venice
Provincia di Venezia
Veneto, Italy
Death: Jan. 17, 1751
Venice
Provincia di Venezia
Veneto, Italy

Composer. The son of a wealthy Venice merchant, he had the means to devote himself exclusively to music. He considered himself an amateur, although fully trained in his art, and was said to have composed 81 operas, 99 sonatas, 9 sinfonias, and numerous vocal works. He was the first Italian composer to write concertos for the oboe (eight in all). After his death most of his unpublished papers were acquired by the State Library of Dresden, Germany, which was destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II. In 1945, Remo Giazotto, a Milanese musicologist, visited Dresden to research a biography of the composer. He later claimed to have salvaged from the ruins a single scrap of Albinoni manuscript - six bars of melody and a bass line - which he believed was part of a forgotten trio. Giazotto used this alleged fragment to write out the famous "Albinoni Adagio". Though its provenance is still in dispute, this Adagio is the one work "by" Albinoni that is popular today. It is often paired with Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D" in concert programs and recordings. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco
Venice
Provincia di Venezia
Veneto, Italy
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Oct 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9674752
Tomaso Albinoni
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
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- ITALY64
 Added: Nov. 22, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014
RIP, Adagio, genius!
- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 17, 2014
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