Benedetto Marcello

Italian Born 09 Aug 1686 Died 24 Jul 1739

A more prolific composer than his elder brother Alessandro Marcello, Benedetto wrote stage works, church, secular vocal and instrumental music.

MIDI FILE - Psalm IXX (1'53'')

Formerly a lawyer, Marcello studied music under Lotti and Gasperini.

In his book "Il teatro alla moda", published around 1720, Marcello gives a satirical account of contemporary operatic practice.

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