June 08, 1671 – January 17, 1751
Not much is known about Tomaso Albinoni’s personal life. He was born on June 8, 1671 in Venice. He was the first known Italian composer to feature the oboe as a solo instrument in concerti in 1715. Johann Sebastian Bach used themes from Albinoni’s work in two fugues that he wrote. His most famous work, Adagio in G minor, is still recorded today, including a rendition by Jim Morrison and The Doors. Albinoni died in 1751.