Giovanni Battista Dalla Gostena

Died: September 1593

Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

Giovanni Battista Dalla Gostena was an Italian lutenist, conductor and composer. Dalla Gostenas date of birth is unknown and controversial in the research (assumptions extend over the period 1530-1555). About his youth and education nothing is known. From 1584 to 1589 he worked in San Lorenzo as a priest and conductor. Dalla Gostena was shot dead under mysterious circumstances. He created sacred vocal music, including polyphonic madrigals, but also secular music, especially for lute.

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