Antonio Bertali (Composer)
Born: March 1605, Verona, Italy
Died: 17th April 1669, Vienna, Austria
Antonio Bertali was an Italian composer and violinist of the Baroque era.
He was born in Verona and received early music education there from Stefano Bernardi. Probably from 1624, he was employed as court musician in Vienna by Emperor Ferdinand II. In 1649, Bertali succeeded Giovanni Valentini as court Kapellmeister. He died in Vienna in 1669 and was succeeded in his post by Giovanni Felice Sances.
Bertali's compositions are in the manner of other northern Italian composers of the time and include operas, oratorios, a large number of liturgical works, and chamber music.