Classical Sunday: Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto for 2 Violins and Recorder in G

Something light to enjoy on this beautiful September morning.

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Something light to enjoy on this beautiful September morning.

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751) was an Italian Baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, like the one above.  Very uplifting.

Incidentally: Albnoni’s instrumental music attracted great attention from Johann Sebastian Bach, who wrote at least two fugues on Albinoni’s themes (Fugue in A major on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni, BWV 950, Fugue in B minor on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni, BWV 951) and frequently used his basses for harmony exercises for his pupils. Part of Albinoni’s work was lost in World War II with the destruction of the Dresden State Library.  As a result, little is known of his life and music after the mid-1720s.

Edited quote from the Wiki on Albinoni.

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