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Italian composer Alessandro Marcello was born in Venice on 1 February 1673. He had a comfortable life as a nobleman and as the son of a senator which meant that he could concentrate on writing music, and he became very proficient, sometimes writing using the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico.
His best known work is the D minor Oboe Concerto, Op 1.
His brother was the better-known composer Benedetto Marcello.
Alessandro Marcello died in Padua on 19 June 1747, aged seventy-four.
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