Marcello, Alessandro

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Marcello, Alessandro

Marcello, Alessandro, Italian violinist, composer, poet, and painter, brother of Benedetto Marcello; b. Venice, Aug. 24, 1669; d. Padua, June 19, 1747. He studied violin with his father. He publ, his compositions under the name of Eterio Stinfalico. He was the composer of the Oboe Concerto in D minor transcribed by Bach (BWV 974), formerly attributed to Vivaldi and later to Benedetto Marcello. Other extant works are (12) Cantate di Eterio Stinfalico for Voice and Basso Continuo (Venice, 1708), (12) Suonate a vioolino solo di Eterio Stinfalico (Augsburg, c. 1740), La cetra,[6] concerti di Eterio Stinfalico for 2 Flutes or Oboes, Bassoon, Strings, and Basso Continuo (Augsburg, c. 1740), Concerto No. 2 in Concerti a cinque for Oboe, Strings, and Basso Continuo (Amsterdam, c. 1717), other concertos, solo cantatas, arias, and canzonets.

Bibliography

E. Selfridge-Field, The Music of Benedetto and A. M.: A Thematic Catalogue with Commentary on the Composers, Repertory, and Sources (Oxford, 1990).

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