GIOVANNI BUONAVENTURA VIVIANI (1638 - 1692)
Born in Florence, the violinist and composer Viviani served at the court in Innsbruck before moving back to Italy. He wrote operas and cantatas and his last recorded employment was as director of music at the cathedral in Pistoia.
Viviani’s instrumental music is largely in the Italian style of the period, influenced to some extent by his time in Innsbruck. He left 12 trio sonatas and a set of Capricci armonici da chiesa e da camera in which the trumpet also features.