Giovanni Maria Bononcini

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Giovanni Maria Bononcini (23 September 1642 – 18 November 1678) was an Italian violinist and composer, the father of a musical dynasty.

In 1671 Bononcini the elder became a court musician at Modena. His treatise, Musico prattico, was published in 1673.

The composers Giovanni Bononcini and Antonio Maria Bononcini were his sons.


  • William Klenz, Giovanni Maria Bononcini of Bologna (Greenwood, 1987)

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