Antonio Giannettini was an Italian organist, concertmaster and composer. Born in Fano in 1648 almost nothing is known about his musical training. In 1662, sources place him in Venice, where he probably studied under the guidance of Sebastian Enno. L’Uomo in Bivio was performed for the first time in Modena in 1687 and is a fantastic example of a baroque Oratorio with close ties to the theology of St. Augustine. Although rarely known now, Giannettini was considered as one of the most talented composers of his era. He was very much appreciated as a composer of opera and sacred music both in Italy and in Germany.