Giovanni Battista Fontana

Born 1571. Died 1630
Giovanni Battista Fontana
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Giovanni Battista Fontana

Biography (Wikipedia)

Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589–1630) was an early Baroque Italian composer and violinist.

Fontana was born in Brescia, and worked there and in Rome, Venice, and Padua. He died in Padua during the plague of 1629–31.

Nearly all information on Fontana comes from the preface by Fr. Giovanni Battista Reghino to his posthumously published 18 (sometimes incorrectly stated 12)[where?] sonatas (Sonate a 1.2.3. per il violino, o cornetto, fagotto, chitarone, violoncino o simile altro istromento, Venice: Bartolomeo Magni, 1641). They are among the earliest sonatas of this form, consisting of six sonatas for solo violin/cornetto with continuo and 12 sonatas for one to three violins and continuo, the latter group often including a demanding concertante part for bassoon or cello.

"An atto di morte dated 7 September 1630 for a 'Zan Batta Fontana' aged 50, is the only one among the Paduan death registers of 1625–30 for a person bearing that name" (Dunn 2014).

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Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata Seconda from Sonate a 1.2.3
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Sonata Seconda from Sonate a 1.2.3
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata settima
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Sonata settima
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata undecima for cornet, violin and bass continuo
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Sonata undecima for cornet, violin and bass continuo
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Trio Sonata No.8
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Trio Sonata No.8
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Second Sonata
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Second Sonata
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata no. 2 for vln/cornett & bc [Sonate a 1, 2, 3..., 1641]
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Sonata no. 2 for vln/cornett & bc [Sonate a 1, 2, 3..., 1641]
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno)
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Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno)
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata IV
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Sonata IV
Gian Fontana & Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble
Sonata decimaquarta
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Sonata decimaquarta

Sonata decimaquarta

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Gian Fontana
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Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata XVI, for 3 violins & continuo
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Sonata XVI, for 3 violins & continuo
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata No 9
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Sonata No 9
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno) (feat. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Robert Howarth)
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Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno) (feat. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Robert Howarth)
Rachel Podger
Sonata No 2 in D (feat. Marcin Świątkiewicz)
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Sonata No 2 in D (feat. Marcin Świątkiewicz)
William Dongois (cornet/director), Giovanni Battista Fontana & Le Concert Brisé
Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno)
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Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno)

Sonata seconda (Sonate concertate in stil moderno)

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William Dongois (cornet/director), Giovanni Battista Fontana & Le Concert Brisé
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata XV
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Sonata XV
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata No 15
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Sonata No 15
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata Seconda (Antiphon Substitute – Monteverdi's Vespers)
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Sonata Seconda (Antiphon Substitute – Monteverdi's Vespers)
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Sonata No.2 (from Sonate a 1, 2, 3…, 1641)
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Sonata No.2 (from Sonate a 1, 2, 3…, 1641)
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