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Jacomelli [Giacometti; Del Violino], Giovanni Battistalocked

  • 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 ...

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A. Bertolotti: Musici alla corte dei Gonzaga in Mantova dal secolo XV al XVIII (Milan, 1890/R)