Giovanni Gabrieli

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Gabrieli, Giovanni


Born 1557 (?), in Venice; died Aug. 12, 1612 or 1613, in Venice. Italian composer. Nephew and pupil of A. Gabrieli.

From 1575 to 1579, Gabrieli was a member of the court choir conducted by O. Lasso (Munich). From 1584 he was an organist at St. Mark’s Cathedral (Venice). Gabrieli was a great master of the Venetian school and the author of ecclesiastical polyphonic compositions for several choruses, orchestras, and two organs. His “Sacred Symphonies” laid the foundation for orchestral music, and his organ works were the first examples of solo organ music. The German composer H. Schütz studied with Gabrieli.


Winterfeld, C. Johannes Gabrieli und sein Zeitalter, vols. 1-2. Berlin, 1834.
Benvenuti, G. Andrea e Giovanni Gabrieli e la musica strumentale in San Marco, vols. 1-2. Milan, 1931-32.
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This Sunday the internationally-renowned Gabrieli Consort & Players hold sway with, at noon, a programme of English, Italian and Spanish instrumental music from the Players, followed at 3pm by the complete ensemble re-creating a 16th Century Venetian coronation with the music of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli complemented by Gregorian chant and rousing fanfares.
Ya ahi, Rautavaara hace evidente el que transita por un arco muy amplio: desde Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) hasta el presente, empujado por un eclecticismo compulsivo.
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