Italian Baroque composer Giovanni Battista (1701-1775) contributed to the development of the symphony. Sixty-eight of his own symphonies survive, along with other pieces of secular and religious music. Gluck was a student and Mozart was influenced by him.
Classical Archives: Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Biography and music files offered in MIDI format.
Naxos: Sammartini, Giovanni Battista
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of orchestral, chamber, and vocal and choral music with recommended recordings.
Sammartini, Giovanni Battista (1701 - 1775), Italy
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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