Giovanni Battista Sammartini
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Giovanni Battista Sammartini

Biography (Wikipedia)

Giovanni Battista Sammartini (c. 1700 – 15 January 1775) was an Italian composer, oboist, organist, choirmaster and teacher. He counted Gluck among his students, and was highly regarded by younger composers including Johann Christian Bach. It has also been noted that many stylizations in Joseph Haydn's compositions are similar to those of Sammartini, although Haydn denied any such influence. Sammartini is especially associated with the formation of the concert symphony through both the shift from a brief opera-overture style and the introduction of a new seriousness and use of thematic development that prefigure Haydn and Mozart. Some of his works are described as galant, a style associated with Enlightenment ideals, while "the prevailing impression left by Sammartini's work... [is that] he contributed greatly to the development of a Classical style that achieved its moment of greatest clarity precisely when his long, active life was approaching its end".

He is often confused with his brother, Giuseppe, a composer with a similarly prolific output (and the same initials).

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Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Symphony in F major J-C 36 (feat. Kevin Mallon & Aradia Ensemble)
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Symphony in F major J-C 36 (feat. Kevin Mallon & Aradia Ensemble)
Ensemble 415
Quintet no. 3 in G major for 3 violins, viola and bass [1773] (feat. Giovanni Battista Sammartini & Chiara Banchini)
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Quintet no. 3 in G major for 3 violins, viola and bass [1773] (feat. Giovanni Battista Sammartini & Chiara Banchini)
Silvia Mapelli, Mirko Guadagnini, Capriccio Italiano, Daniele Ferrari, Giovanni Battista Sammartini & Sonia Prina
Recitative II and Aria della Beata Vergine from Maria Addolorata J-C 121
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Recitative II and Aria della Beata Vergine from Maria Addolorata J-C 121
Sabine Bauer
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major (feat. Giovanni Battista Sammartini)
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Sonata for Harpsichord in A major (feat. Giovanni Battista Sammartini)
Budapest Madrigal Choir, Budapest Strings, Ferenc Szekeres & Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Sicut erat, from Magnificat in B flat major
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Sicut erat, from Magnificat in B flat major
La Risonanza, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Fabio Bonizzoni & Fabio Bonizzoni
Concerto in B flat major for organ Op 9
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Concerto in B flat major for organ Op 9
Nicholas Selo, Michael Schneider, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Karl Kaiser & Sabine Bauer
Trio Sonata in D major
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Trio Sonata in D major

Trio Sonata in D major

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Nicholas Selo, Michael Schneider, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Karl Kaiser & Sabine Bauer
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Symphony in C minor J-C 9 (feat. Kevin Mallon & Aradia Ensemble)
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Symphony in C minor J-C 9 (feat. Kevin Mallon & Aradia Ensemble)
Daniela Uccello, Camerata del Titano, Augusto Ciavatta, Giovanni Battista Sammartini & Michel van Goethem
Se ben amano due cori, from Act II of Memet
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Se ben amano due cori, from Act II of Memet

Se ben amano due cori, from Act II of Memet

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Daniela Uccello, Camerata del Titano, Augusto Ciavatta, Giovanni Battista Sammartini & Michel van Goethem
Budapest Madrigal Choir, Budapest Strings, Ferenc Szekeres, Klára Takács & Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Deposuit potentes - Gloria Patri, from Magnificat in B flat major
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Deposuit potentes - Gloria Patri, from Magnificat in B flat major
Marta Szucs, Budapest Madrigal Choir, Budapest Strings, Ferenc Szekeres, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Klára Takács & Dénes Gulyás
Magnificat and Et exsultavit, from Magnificat in B flat major
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Magnificat and Et exsultavit, from Magnificat in B flat major

Magnificat and Et exsultavit, from Magnificat in B flat major

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Marta Szucs, Budapest Madrigal Choir, Budapest Strings, Ferenc Szekeres, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Klára Takács & Dénes Gulyás
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Sonata no. 6 in C major for organ (feat. Fabio Bonizzoni)
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Sonata no. 6 in C major for organ (feat. Fabio Bonizzoni)
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Finale from Symphony for Strings in F major
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Finale from Symphony for Strings in F major
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Beatus vir (1765)
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Beatus vir (1765)
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Symphony in G major
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Symphony in G major
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