BENEDETTO MARCELLO Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Benedetto Marcello (July 31 or August 1, 1686 - July 24, 1739), was an Italian composer.


He was of noble family (in his compositions he is frequently described as Patrizio Veneto), and although a pupil of Lotti and Gasparini , was intended by his father to devote himself to the law. In 1711 he was a member of the Council of Forty , and in 1730 went to Pola as Provveditore. His health having been impaired by the climate of Istria, he retired after eight years to Brescia in the capacity of Camerlengo, and there he died.