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Giovanni Bassano

born: 1560/1
died: 16 August 1617
country: Italy

Giovanni Bassano was renowned as a cornettist and most famous for an important treatise on instrumental ornamentation. He was named by Praetorius as being the inventor of the bassanello, a Renaissance precursor of the bassoon, although the more probable inventor was in fact Bassano’s father, Santo.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2024


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