Giovanni Battista Fontana (c. 1571, Brescia, Italy – c. 1630, Padova, Italy) was an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.
He worked in Brescia, Rome, Padova. He died in 1630 during a plague.
Nearly all information preserved about him comes from the preface of his posthumously published 18 (sometimes incorrectly stated 12) sonatas (Sonate a 1.2.3. per il violino, o cornetto, fagotto, chitarone, violoncino o simile altro istromento, Venice, 1641). They are among the earliest sonatas of this form, consisting… read more
|1||Play on youtube||Sonata seconda||272 listeners|
|2||Sonata prima||98 listeners|
|3||Sonata sesta||44 listeners|
|4||Sonata Seconda, for recorder and basso continuo||36 listeners|
|5||Sonata 15 a tre||32 listeners|
|6||Sonata Quarta||31 listeners|
|7||Fontana : Sonata XV||29 listeners|
|8||Sonata a 2 No. 11 canti||27 listeners|
|9||III. Largo||26 listeners|
|10||I. Largo||26 listeners|