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Giovanni Battista Fontana (Composer)

Born: c. 1589, Brescia, Italy

Died: c. 1630, Padua, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Giovanni Battista Fontana 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) sonatas (Sonate a 1.2.3.

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