Bazzini [Bazzino, Bazino], Francesco
- Julia Ann Griffin
(b Lovere, 1593; d Bergamo, April 15, 1660). Italian singer, theorbo player, organist and composer, younger brother of Natale Bazzini. He studied at the seminary and at the Accademia della Mia at Bergamo, where he gained a reputation as an excellent singer. He studied composition with Giovanni Cavaccio and in 1614 began teaching at the academy. He served as organist of S Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, and also sang in the choir there, until he was summoned to serve the Este court at Modena. He was prominent as a singer and theorbo player in performances at the court and in the city itself, and he was given leave to perform at the court in Vienna and at Venice, Florence and Parma (1628). In 1636 he returned to the Bergamo area where he remained until his death. He was living at Zanica, very close to Bergamo, in 1637...