Giovanni Battista Granata (Composer)
Born: c. 1620, Turin, Italy
Died: 1687, Bologna, Italy
Giovanni Battista Granata was an Italian Baroque guitar player and composer. He is generally known as the most prolific guitarist of the 17th century, publishing seven books during his lifetime. Along with many pieces in the standard dance genre of that time, Granata also composed many instrumental toccatas, preludes, and chaconnes.