Giovanni Battista Mazzaferrata. That’s about as much as we know.
Composer and an organist. Maybe he played other instruments; maybe he sang. We don’t know!
He was probably born in the 1620s. He definitely died in 1691; a good innings for the seventeenth century.
The early part of his life was spent in Northern Italy- he worked in Vercelli for a few years. He moved to Ferrara later and the rest of his life seems to have been centred around there.
If we know this little about him why are we doing this? Well, we know the music and it’s stunning. So stunning that you really don’t want to miss out. Book your ticket now at http://bpt.me/2239468