Francesco Turini

(c.1589 - 1656)

Italian composer. His father was in Imperial court service; he himself was sent by the Emperor to study in Venice and Rome before becoming court organist in Prague. In 1620 he became cathedral organist in Brescia. One of the pioneers of the baroque trio sonata, publishing many sonatas for two violins and continuo, he also published madrigals for one to five voices, solo motets, and Masses with continuo.

VE: The Sonata