Giovanni Gabrieli

Fun Facts

  • Gabrieli was born in Venice, and died in Venice.

  • Gabrieli was raised by his uncle, the composer Andrea Gabrieli.

  • The musical works of Gabrieli mirror the transition from late Renaissance to the early Baroque period.

  • Studying with the celebrated Orlando de Lassus had a huge influence on Gabrieli and aided him in developing his unique style of music.

  • Gabrieli was one of the first composers who specified volume markings and instrumentation in music.

  • Achieving fame as a composer, Gabrieli was also a gifted organist who held positions at prestigious churches.

  • Gabrieli never married.

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