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August 24, – Venice, Italy Died: June 19, – Padua, Italy Alessandro Marcello cobcerto an Italian nobleman and dilettante who excelled in various areas, including poetry, philosophy, mathematics and, perhaps most notably, alrssandro.
Much of what is known about Alessandro Marcello comes not from his few compositions, but from his professional career and social activities as a member of Venice’s nobility. Both he and his younger and more famous brother Benedetto Marcello studied law and were members of the city-state’s high council.
Alessandro was educated at the Collegio di S.
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After studies, Alessandro Marcello joined the Venetian Arcadian society, the Accademia degli Animosi inand served the city as a diplomat in the Levant and the Peloponnese in and After returning to Venice, he took on a series of judiciary positions while dabbling in a number of creative endeavors.
He was responsible for paintings found in the family palaces and parish church and, after joining the literary society, the Accademia della Crusca, published eight books of couplets, Ozii giovaniliin That same year, he was named head of the Accademia degli Animosi, and as such, he did much to expand its collection of musical instruments, many of which are now in Rome’s National Museum of Musical Instruments. A slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, Marcello held concerts at his hometown of Venice.
Being a nobleman, he played and wrote mqrcello for pleasure alone.
Alessandro Marcello’s compositional output is small, consisting of not much more than a dozen each of chamber cantatas, alessandrp sonatas, and concertos, as well as several arias and cpncerto. Most of his works were published under the pseudonym “Eterio Stinfalico,” his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi.
He composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra The Lyre. Although his works are infrequently performed today, Marcello is regarded as a very competent composer.
Alessandro Marcello (Composer) – Short Biography
His La Cetra concertos are “unusual for their wind solo parts, concision and use of counterpoint within a broadly Vivaldian style,” according to Grove”placing them as a last outpost of the classic Venetian Baroque concerto.
His instrumental works reflect a knowledge and understanding of the differences in French, Italian, and German music of the time, including choices of instruments for both the solo and continuo parts and use of ornamentation. Of all of his works, what is best known is the Adagio from the Oboe Concerto, which has become a staple of wedding music collections.
Bach Connection Alessandro Marcello’s small but distinguished musical output includes a concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo, published about at Amsterdam in a concerto anthology and transcribed by J.
Bach as concerto for solo harpsichord in D minor as BWVpresumably from an earlier manuscript. Using the alessqndro “Eterio Stinfalico” is one of the reasons why it was not known until the mid th century thar this fine, typically Venetian concerto was composed by Alessandro Marcello.
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In the past it has sometimes been attributed to Antonio Vivaldi as well as to Benedetto Marcellobut there is no reason to doubt Concefto authorship. All Music Guide Author: Oxford Composer Companion J.
Bach Oxford University Press,Article author: Bach Concerto for imnor keyboard No. June 19, – Padua, Italy. Alessandro Marcello was an Italian nobleman and dilettante who excelled in various areas, including poetry, philosophy, mathematics and, perhaps most notably, music.
Alessandro Marcello’s small but distinguished musical output includes a concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso alessanrro, published about at Amsterdam in a concerto anthology and transcribed by J.
Concerto for solo keyboard No. MarcelloBWV