Sammartini, Giovanni Battista

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Sammartini, Giovanni Battista

(jōvän`nē bät-tēs`tä säm-märtē`nē), c.1701–75, Italian composer. Sammartini lived most of his life in Milan. He was influential in the development of the Classical style of Haydn and others. Stylistically advanced, he contributed to the growth of classical form, especially of the symphony. Gluck studied with him. Sammartini's brother Giuseppe (1695–1750) was also a composer.
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This includes an important assortment of roughly 70 works by Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700/01-1775) who, having met Karl Friedrich in 1750, regularly sent copies of his music to Karlsruhe in the years that followed.
The "Virtuosi Italiani" program also includes the regional premiere of Pietro Nardini's Flute Concerto in D Major, a string sinfonia by Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and a concerto grosso by Pietro Locatelli.
For most musicologists, Milan between the ages of Josquin Desprez and Giovanni Battista Sammartini is terra incognita.