Italian composer Benedetto Marcello was born in Venice on either 31 July or 1 August 1686. He studied with Antonio Lotti and Francesco Gasparini, then managed to combine a career in law and public service - he was also a magistrate and district governor - with that of composer.
His brother Alessandro Marcello was also a composer.
Benedetto Marcello suffered from ill health, and died from tuberculosis on 24 July 1739, aged fifty-two.
Ensemble. Airborne Twice - Giuseppe Pennisi attends a cello and piano recital unexpectedly
Ensemble. Woman for all Seasons - Gerald Fenech returns to Festival Maribor in Slovenia
Record Box. Virtuosic Turns - Solo sonatas by Benedetto Marcello, reviewed by Gerald Fenech