Alessandro Piccinini

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Birthday
30, 1566
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Dec 30, 1638 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1566
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Dec 30, 1638 (72)

About

Baroque classical composer and lutenist who wrote two highly regarded volumes of lute music. His manual for "Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone, libro primo," published in 1623, claims that he invented the archlute.

Before Fame

He performed and held appointments for important members of the Catholic Church like Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini as his skills improved.

Trivia

He claimed to have invented the archlute. He also developed the chitarrone.

Family Life

His father, Leonardo Maria Piccinini, taught him and his two brothers, Girolamo and Filippo, to play the lute.

Associated With

He and the great composer Antonio Vivaldi wrote music during the same Baroque period.