- Francesco Nocerino
Italian family of harpsichord makers active from the first half of the 17th century to the second half of the 18th. Antonio Sabbatino (fl 1646–87), a native of Viterbo, was a nephew of the harpsichord maker Girolamo Zenti. After a period in the Zenti workshop in Rome, Antonio went to Naples where he made numerous harpsichords and a tiorbino with two stops. Gaspare [Gasparro] Sabbatino (b Naples, Italy, 1676; d after 1751), a son of Antonio and his wife Agnese Bocalari (related to the harpsichord maker Giovanni Natale Bocalari), was also a highly regarded harpsichord and tiorbino maker. Antonio and Gaspare worked for the Conservatorio dello Spirito Santo in Naples. A harpsichord by Gaspare (dated 1712) is in the Beurmann collection (in D.H.km). Gaspare’s brother Baldassarre Sabbatino (1679–after 1729) also made harpsichords.F. Nocerino: ‘Napoli centro di produzione cembalaria alla luce delle recenti ricerche archivistiche’, ...