Giovanni Bassano

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Giovanni Bassano (c. 1561 – 3 September 1617) was an Italian Venetian School composer and cornettist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was a key figure in the development of the instrumental ensemble at St. Mark's basilica, and left a detailed book on instrumental ornamentation, which is a rich resource for research in contemporary performance practice. It was Bassano who was most responsible for the performance of the music of Giovanni Gabrieli, who would emerge as one of the most renowned members of the Venetian School.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Vêpres de la Vierge 1610 Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Bassano; Monteverdi Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner 1

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