Tomaso Albinoni

Tomaso Albinoni Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th June 1671
  • Died
    17th January 1751
  • Birthplace
    Venice, Italy

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, such as the concertos, some of which are regularly recorded. He wrote some fifty operas of which twenty-eight were produced in Venice between 1723 and 1740, while there are modern sources attributing — possibly exaggeratedly — 81 operas to the composer. Today he is most noted for his instrumental music, especially his oboe concertos. He is the first Italian known to employ the oboe as a solo instrument in concerti (c. 1715, in his masterful 12 concerti a cinque, op. 7) and publish such works, although earlier concerti featuring solo oboe were probably written by German composers such as Telemann or Händel. In Italy, Alessandro Marcello published his well known oboe concerto in D minor a little later, in 1717.

Title Form Instrument
Balletti a cinque Ballade Chamber group
12 Balletti à tre, Op.3 Ballet Chamber group
18 Cantate da Camera Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Dopo i nembi, e le procelle Canzona Voice(s) and Instruments
12 concerti a cinque, Op.5 Concerto Chamber group
12 Concertos à cinque, Op. 9 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
12 Concertos à cinque, Op.7 Concerto Chamber group
Concerto in D major, T.Mi 3 Concerto Chamber group
Concerto no. 7 in Dm, from Op. 5 Concerto String Orchestra
Violin Concerto in A major, T.Co 5 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in C major, T.Co 2 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D minor, T.Mi 10 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in G major, T.Co 4 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
6 Sonate da chiesa, T.So 26-31 Sonata Chamber group
12 Trattenimenti armonici, Op.6 Sonata Chamber group
12 Trio Sonatas, Op.1 Sonata Chamber group
Adagio in G minor Sonata Solo instrument and Continuo
Oboe Sonata in C major Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Recorder Sonata in A minor Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Recorder Sonata in G major Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano