Tomaso Antonio Vitali

1663 - 1745

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Tomaso Antonio Vitali (7 March 1663 – 9 May 1745) was an Italian composer and violinist of the mid to late Baroque era. The eldest son of Giovanni Battista Vitali, he is chiefly known for a Chaconne in G minor for violin and continuo, to which he is traditionally attributed as the composer. The work was published from a manuscript in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden in Die Hoch Schule des Violinspiels (1867) edited by German violinist Ferdinand David. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tomaso Antonio Vitali has received more than 107,703 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Tomaso Antonio Vitali is the 738th most popular composer (up from 748th in 2019), the 2,399th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,277th in 2019) and the 125th most popular Italian Composer.

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Among composers, Tomaso Antonio Vitali ranks 738 out of 1,228Before him are Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Gian Carlo Menotti, Franz Krommer, Turlough O'Carolan, Armando Trovajoli, and Werner Egk. After him are Ivan Larionov, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Isabella Leonarda, Muslim Magomayev, Josip Runjanin, and Johann Rosenmüller.

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Among people born in 1663, Tomaso Antonio Vitali ranks 8Before him are Thomas Newcomen, Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, Árni Magnússon, Guillaume Amontons, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, and August Hermann Francke. After him are Agafya Grushetskaya and Cotton Mather. Among people deceased in 1745, Tomaso Antonio Vitali ranks 9Before him are Robert Walpole, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Ibrahim Muteferrika, Antoine Forqueray, and Jean-Baptiste van Loo. After him are Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen and François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Tomaso Antonio Vitali ranks 2,399 out of 4,088Before him are Ugo Locatelli (1916), Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889), Castruccio Castracani (1281), Valerio Massimo Manfredi (1942), Eusebio Kino (1645), and Sergio Sollima (1921). After him are Pietro Riario (1447), Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius (-200), Antonio Ascari (1888), Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580), Beatrice Regina della Scala (1333), and Isabella Leonarda (1620).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Tomaso Antonio Vitali ranks 125Before him are Franchinus Gaffurius (1451), Giovanni Animuccia (1520), Francesco Manfredini (1684), Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697), Gian Carlo Menotti (1911), and Armando Trovajoli (1917). After him are Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580), Isabella Leonarda (1620), Cesare Pugni (1802), Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650), Alessandro Grandi (1586), and Giuseppe Gazzaniga (1743).