Giovanni Battista Bononcini (18 July 1670 - 9 July 1747) was an Italian Baroque composer and cellist, one of a family of string players and composers. His father, Giovanni Maria Bononcini ((1642-78), was a violinist and a composer.
He published his earliest works for the cello, his instrument, in 1685 in Bologna. His works other include a number of operas, masses, and a funeral anthem for the Duke of Marlborough. One of his operas, Xerse, parodied material in an earlier setting of that opera by Francesco Cavalli. This included the aria Ombra mai fu. Bononcini's Xerse was in turn later adapted by George Frideric Handel with a third (and best known) version of Ombra mai fu.
G. B. BONONCINI: Quando Parli. Barbara ninfa ingrata. Alle sue pene intorno. Ecco Dorinda il giorno. Sinfonias: op. 4/ 9, 4/ 12
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