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Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (Composer)

Born: c. 1690, Bologna, Italy

Died: 4th October 1758, Stuttgart, Germany

Nationality: Italian

Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello was an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.

His name is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1715 in which the Maximilian II Emanuel appointed him violinist in his court orchestra in Munich. Soon after, in 1716, after the death of Johann Christoph Pez, he got the job of music director and as a maître des concerts de la chambre at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart. In 1717, he was appointed Hofkapellmeister. Around 1718, he composed the pastorale opera La Tisbe, which he dedicated to the Archduke Eberhard Ludwig.

Further Reading: Brescianello

 Video Interview, Adrian Chandler on Extra Time

Adrian Chandler talks about his latest album of rarely-encountered Baroque gems with La Serenissima, released this Friday on Signum.

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