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.