ALBANI, Matthias (I) Born circa. 1621 Calduro (Kaltern), died 1673 Bolzano Italy. Recorded in Bolzano as a master luthier, but authenticated work is extremely rare and difficult to discern; generally described as of the Stainer type. False labels from the 1640s are in wide circulation, mostly in poor German trade instruments. He is often conflated with Matthias Albani (II) in published works. Matthias Albani in Bulsani. Tyrol. / fecit anno.16..