Furlanetto, Bonaventura, Italian composer; b.
Venice, May 27, 1738; d. there, April 6, 1817. He received training from his uncle, Nicolo Formenti, an amateur organist, and from Giacopo Bolla, a priest. In 1768 he was made maestro at S. Maria della Visitazione (the Pieta) in Venice. From 1781 he also was associated with San Marco in Venice, where he became primo maestro about 1808. He acquired a distinguished reputation in Venice as a composer of sacred music, including about 25 oratorios, masses, cantatas, and motets.
F. Caffi, Delia vita e del comporre di B. F. detto Musin (Venice, 1820).
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