Tomaso Albinoni


Born: 1671   Died: 1751   Country: Italy   Period: Baroque
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 Read more 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 original, although not well known today. In 1705, he married the soprano opera singer Margherita Rimandi. Together they had six children, while she continued with her singing career. Tomaso Albinoni meanwhile had inherited a portion of his father's estate, and began a singing school. In 1722, he published a collection of 12 concerti. He also was invited to Munich where a production of his opera I veri amici was given as part of the festivities honoring the marriage of the Prince Elector to the daughter of the Emperor. This occurred at perhaps the height of Albinoni's fame.
Albinoni was extremely prolific and is said to have composed over 80 operas, 40 solo cantatas, 79 sonatas, 59 concerti, and 8 sinfonias. He composed oboe concertos, treating the oboe as a lyrical, melodic instrument, much as the voice would have been treated. His compositions are extremely individual, and he possessed great gifts as a melodist. His compositions were much admired by Johann Sebastian Bach, who used themes of Albinoni's in several of his keyboard fugues. Two of these themes come from Albinoni's work Opera Prima. Bach also used to practice realizing the continuo harmonies using bass lines of Albinoni, and pieces of Albinoni's were used by Bach for teaching. Albinoni was at one time accorded a place in the history of music next to Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi. At the beginning of the twentieth century, editions of his works were published, and his violin music is still performed. Read less

Work: Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor

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  • 26.
    Terra Mariana / Arsis Handbell Ensemble
    Label: Estonian Records Productions   Catalog: 3810 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Giulio Caccini,  César Franck,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Heldur Harry Polda
    Conductor:  Aivar Mäe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arsis Handbell Ensemble
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  • 27.
    Albinoni: Adagio; Pachelbel: Canon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001703302 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer,  Heinz Holliger,  Eric Wyrick,  Eric Bartlett  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  Rafael Kubelik,  Alexander Van Wijnkoop,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
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  • 28.
    Cello Favourites, Vol. 5
    Label: Danica   Catalog: 8222 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Maria Veracini,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Maria Theresia Paradis,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Jorgen Hald Nielsen,  Anders Gron
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  • 29.
    Great Baroque Masterpieces
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501061 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Nadja Schubert,  Daniel Rothert,  Corinne Chapelle,  Karl Kaiser  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl,  Kevin Mallon,  Bradley Creswick,  Jozef Kopelman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Aradia Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 30.
    50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music / London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: X5 Music Group   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Samuel Barber  ... 
    Performer:  Pieter Schoeman,  Finghin Collins,  Craig Ogden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 31.
    Label: Indesens   Catalog: 29 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Jean-B Loeillet,  Charles Gounod,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Jacques Mauger
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  • 32.
    Il Giardino Armonico
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 632642 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Dario Castello,  Ottavio Dantone,  Giovanni Battista Spadi  ... 
    Performer:  Ottavio Dantone,  Enrico Onofri,  Luca Pianca
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico,  Innsbruck Trumpet Consort
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  • 33.
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 648500 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labèque,  Marielle Labèque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 34.
    Bach: Toccata & Fugue; Thalben-Ball, Boellmann / James Parsons
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog: 28580 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Louis Vierne,  Sir George Thalben-Ball,  Sigfrid Karg-Elert  ... 
    Performer:  James Parsons
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  • 35.
    Adagio & Furioso / Gypsy Devils
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 4040 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gypsy Devils
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  • 36.
    The Pachelbel Canon & Other Baroque Favorites
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8098 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jeremiah Clarke,  Johann Pachelbel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Herbert Thal,  Heinz Zickler,  Douglas Haas
    Conductor:  Günter Kehr,  Jörg Faerber,  Frank Shipway
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Soloists,  Mainz Chamber Orchestra,  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 37.
    In Thee Is Gladness
    Label: Exultate   Catalog: 5637583714 Release Date: 12/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Knut Nystedt,  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Gabrielsen
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  • 38.
    Summer Serenade / Patrick Gallois
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457610 Release Date: 12/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  Antonín Dvorák,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Patrick Gallois
    Conductor:  Philip Bride,  Emmanuel Krivine,  Bernard Thomas,  Jacques Mercier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French Instrumental Ensemble,  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra,  Paris Chamber Music Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 39.
    Label: Zyx Records   Catalog: 2156976 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arcangelo Corelli,  Giuseppe Torelli,  Francesco Manfredini,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Conductor:  Jörg Faerber,  Luis Garcia-Navarro
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  • 40.
    Joy / Michael Conn, Leslie Williams, English Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425201 Release Date: 07/06/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erik Satie,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Brian Gulland,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Conn
    Conductor:  Leslie Williams
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Voices
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  • 41.
    Pirates Of The Baroque
    Label: Red Priest Recordings   Catalog: 4 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Marie Leclair,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Howard Beach,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Howard Beach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Red Priest
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  • 42.
    Esprit - Melancolique
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5172 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Gabriel Fauré,  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Laurent Korcia,  Grigory Sokolov,  Anne Gastinel,  Sandrine Piau
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini,  Christophe Rousset,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Laurence Equilbey  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques,  Il Giardino Armonico,  English Baroque Soloists  ... 
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  • 43.
    Ryan Anthony With Gary Beard
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 9374 Release Date: 05/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Newton,  John Stanley,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Ryan Anthony,  Gary Beard
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  • 44.
    Out Of The Wood
    Label: Priscilla Hawkins   Catalog: 5637431443 Release Date: 05/05/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Chuck Mangione  ... 
    Performer:  Olga Simons,  Priscilla Hawkins,  Pat Valentine,  Dianna Craig
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  • 45.
    Ryan Anthony With Gary Beard
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 9373 Release Date: 05/04/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gottfried Reiche,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Ryan Anthony,  Gary Beard
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  • 46.
    The Scottish Baroque Ensemble In Concert
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3419 Release Date: 05/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Pachelbel,  Traditional,  William McGibbon  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Friedman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Baroque Ensemble Choir
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  • 47.
    Label: Savoy Jazz   Catalog: 17626 Release Date: 04/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Karol Szymanowski,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Modest Mussorgsky  ... 
    Performer:  The Denver Symphony Pops,  Akira Eguchi,  Chee-Yun,  Philharmonia Quartet Berlin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Italiani,  Baroque Strings Zürich
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  • 48.
    In Passione Domini - Jose Cura Sacred Concert
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4373 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck,  Ariel Ramirez,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  José Cura
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  • 49.
    Label: Intent   Catalog: 5637349293 Release Date: 03/17/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Dennis Bathory-Kitsz,  John T. Williams,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
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  • 50.
    Serenade - Famous Classical Works / Brown, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98591 Release Date: 03/16/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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