Giovanni Battista Viotti (Composer)
Born: 12th May 1755, Fontanetto Po, Italy
Died: 3rd March 1824, London, England
Giovanni Battista Viotti was an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness. He was also a director of French and Italian opera companies in Paris and London. He personally knew Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven.