Padovano, Annibale, Italian organist and composer; b. Padua, 1527; d. Graz, March 15, 1575. He was an organist at San Marco in Venice from 1552 to 1565. In 1566 he became organist at the court of Archduke Karl II of Austria in Graz, where he was made chief musician in 1567 and director of music in 1570. He distinguished himself as a composer of organ music and pubi, fine ricercares and toccatas (1556, 1604). Among his other pubi, works were madrigals (1561, 1564) and sacred pieces (1567, 1573).
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