Giovanni Battista della Gostena

(c1558 - 1593)

Italian composer and lutenist. Uncle and teacher of Simone Molinaro , ,who published many of his works between 1500 and 1612, including madrigals, motets and magnificats. Gostena studied with Philippe de Monte in Vienna, then returned to his birthplace of Genoa and was appointed maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. His publications included three books of madrigals and two of canzonette, written in the style of his teacher.

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