Giovanni Benedetto Platti

Giovanni Benedetto Platti Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 9th July 1697
  • Died
    11th January 1763
  • Birthplace
    Padua, Italy

Giovanni Benedetto Platti was an Italian oboist and composer. Platti learnt music in Italy (mostly singing, the oboe and the violin). While he was still in Italy (until 1722), he also learnt to play the recently invented fortepiano and composed sonatas specially dedicated to it.In 1722, he was called to Würzburg to work for the prince-bishop of Bamberg and Würzburg, Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn. There he married Theresia Langprückner, a soprano singer with whom he had eight children. Platti spent the rest of his life in Würzburg, working as a singer, instrument virtuoso and composer.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Violin Concerto in A major Concerto Chamber group
Miserere Sacred Mass Choir and Instrument
Stabat Mater Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Instruments
6 Flute Sonatas, Op.3 Sonata Chamber group
6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op.4 Sonata Piano
6 Harpsichord Sonatas 'sur le goût italien', Op.1 Sonata Piano
12 Cello Sonatas Sonata Chamber group
Oboe Sonata in C minor Sonata Chamber group
Oboe Sonata in E-flat major Sonata Chamber group