Alessandro Marcello

Alessandro Marcello Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    1st February 1673
  • Died
    19th June 1747
  • Birthplace
    Venice, Italy

Alessandro Ignazio Marcello was an Italian nobleman and musician. A contemporary of Tomaso Albinoni, Marcello was the son of a senator in Venice. As such, he enjoyed a comfortable life that gave him the scope to pursue his interest in music. He held concerts in his hometown and also composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello, being a slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi). He died in Padua in 1747.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Concerto for 2 Oboes in A major Concerto Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Oboes in F major, S.D940 Concerto Orchestra
Concerto for 7 Recorders in G major, S.D945 Concerto Orchestra
La Cetra Concerto Orchestra
Oboe Concerto in D minor, S.Z799 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Oboe Concerto in D minor, S.Z799 Concerto Oboe
12 Violin Sonatas Sonata Solo instrument and Continuo