b. Verona (Italy), March 1605, d. Vienna, April 17, 1669, composer and musician, from 1622 in the service of the House of Habsburg, from 1624 employed as composer and violinist by Ferdinand II at the Vienna Court. From 1649 director of the Court orchestra under Ferdinand III. Introduced the Viennese to Italian opera and composed more than ten operas for the Imperial Court; composed among other things the music of "La contesa dell´aria e dell´acqua" (in honour of Emperor Leopold´s I first marriage).
Literature#H. Seifert, Die Oper am Wr. Kaiserhof im 17. Jh., 1985.