Agostino Agazzari

  • Born
    2nd December 1578
  • Died
    10th April 1640
  • Birthplace
    Siena, Italy
Agostino Agazzari was an Italian composer and music theorist. Agazzari was born in to an aristocratic family. After working in Rome, as a teacher at the Roman College, he returned to Siena in 1607, becoming first organist and later choirmaster of the cathedral there. He was a close friend of Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, the early innovator of the basso continuo.