Bernasconi, Andrea, Italian composer; b. probably in Marseilles, c. 1706; d. Munich, Jan. 27?, 1784. It is known that he was maestro di cappella at the Ospedale della Rieta in Venice during the season 1746–47. In 1753 he was in Munich, where he taught music to Princess Maria Anna Josepha (1754–55) and Princess Josepha Maria (1754–65); he also gave musical instruction to the Elector, Maximilian III Joseph. He was appointed Kapellmeister at the Munich court in 1755. He wrote a number of operas and pasticcios, some of which were produced in Munich. He also composed sacred music.
E.J. Weiss, A. B. als Opernkomponist (diss., Univ. of Munich, 1923).
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