Giovanni Battista Bassani
1657 - 1716
A noted Italian composer, violinist, and organist, Giovanni Battista Bassani studied in Venice under Daniele Castrovillari and in Ferrara under Giovanni Legrenzi. Bassani was appointed organist at the Accademia della Morte in Ferrara. Bassani later became maestro di cappella at the court of Duke Alessandro II della Mirandola and was appointed principe at the Accademica Filarmonica in Bologna. Bassani became director of music at S. Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. A celebrated violinist, Giovanni Battista Bassani wrote trio sonatas that are still performed.