Jacomelli [Giacometti; Del Violino], Giovanni Battista
- Pierre M. Tagmann
- and Iain Fenlon
(b Brescia, c1550; d Jan 19, 1608). Italian instrumental virtuoso. He was praised while still a young man for his mastery of counterpoint, his lute playing and above all for his talent as a viol player. In 1571 Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga offered him a high salary to go to Mantua, but Jacomelli declined; in ...