Music by Giovanni Battista Viotti

Born: 12th May 1755

Died: 3rd March 1824

Birthplace: Fontanetto Po in the Kingdom of Sardinia (today in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy)

Giovanni Battista Viotti was an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness. He was also a director of French and Italian opera companies in Paris and London.