Maurizio Cazzati (March 1616 – 28 September 1678) was a northern Italian composer of the seventeenth century.
Cazzati was born in Luzzara, Duchy of Mantua.
In spite of being almost unknown today, during his lifetime he served as a successful music director in many cities near his birthplace, including Mantua, Bozzolo, Ferrara and Bergamo.
He was so well-thought-of that in 1657 he was invited to take the position of Maestro di Cappella in S. Petronio in Bologna, without needing to apply for it. Read more on Last.fm