Viadana [Grossi da Viadana], Lodovico
- Federico Mompellio
(b Viadana, nr Parma, c1560; d Gualtieri, nr Parma, May 2, 1627). Italian composer. He ranks highly among composers of his period for the freshness, fluency and notably expressive quality of his music; above all, he gave a strong impulse to the vocal concerto with basso continuo in ecclesiastical music, and acquired many pupils who continued his work....