4th October 1758
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (also Bressonelli) was an Italian composer and violinist. His name is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1715 in which the Maximilian II Emanuel appointed him as violinist in his orchestra in Munich. 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, and later became Hofkapellmeister and Oberkapellmeister. In 1718, he composed the opera La Tisbe, which he dedicated to the Archduke Eberhard in vain hope that his opera would be listed at the Stuttgart theatre. He had to face fierce competition for his positions, and in 1737 a series of financial problems led to the dissolution of the opera staff, which resulted in him investing more time composing. In 1744, he was reappointed as Oberkapellmeister. He led the court and opera music until his pension in the period between 1751 and 1755. His successors were Ignaz Holzbauer and then Niccolò Jommelli.