Not much is known about the life of Tomaso Albinoni. He was the eldest son of a wealthy Venetian paper merchant. The family was very well off, and in his adult life Albinoni was financially independent. He thought of himself as an amateur musician. Although completely trained in his art, he did not seek professional employment in music. He was a fine performer on the violin, and one of the most prolific writers of the violin concerto in the high Baroque. Initially Albinoni attempted to compose church music, but did not meet with much success. However in 1694, with the publication of 12 trio sonatas and the production of his opera Zenobia, Regina de Palmireni, Albinoni had found his milieu. For the rest of his life he would compose cantatas, operas, instrumental sonatas and concerti. His operas were popular throughout Italy, and are very ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni) 1945 07:33 Orchestral
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9/2, (T. 9/2) 1722 11:48 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 7/3, (T. 7/3) 1715 08:04 Concerto
Concerto San Marco, for trumpet & orchestra in B flat major (arranged from Sonata per camera, Op. 6/11) 1711 07:52 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, violas, cello & continuo No. 12 in C major, Op. 7/12 (T. 7/12) 1715 07:44 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 5 in C major, Op. 9/5 (T. 9/5) 1722 08:47 Concerto
Sonata di Concerto à 7 (Sinfonia), for trumpet, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & continuo in D major, T. Si 1 1694 07:56 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 6 in D major, Op. 7/6 (T. 7/6) 1715 07:33 Concerto
Pimpinone (Vespetta e Pimpinone), comic intermezzo (opera) in 3 acts 1708 37:21 Opera
Concerto à cinque, for 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 6 in G major, Op. 9/6 (T. 9/6) 1722 09:03 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for 2 oboes, violin, viola & continuo No. 9 in C major, Op. 9/9, (T. 9/9) 1722 10:31 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 8 in G minor, Op. 9/8 (T. 9/8) 1722 10:23 Concerto
Sonata (Concerto) à 6, for trumpet, 2 violins, 3 violas & continuo in C major, T. So 1 1702 06:44 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 9/11, T. 9/11 1722 10:05 Concerto
Concerto à cinque, for 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 11 in C major, Op.7/11 (T. 7/11) 1715 08:01 Concerto
Sonata per camera, for violin, cello & continuo No. 11 in A major "Saint Mark" (Trattenimenti No. 11), Op. 6/11 (T. 6/11) 1711 08:34 Chamber Music
Son qual Tantalo novello, cantata for solo voice & continuo, Op. 4/10 1702 05:48 Vocal Music
Concerto à cinque, for 2 solo violins, violin, viola, cello & continuo No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 9/1, T. 9/1 1722 07:31 Concerto
Sonata da camera, for violin & continuo No. 2 in A minor, T. So 41 (Op. posth.) 1740 09:33 Chamber Music
Concerto, for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello & continuo No. 1 in F major, Op. 2/2 (T. 2/2) 1700 04:22 Concerto
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