Giuseppe Torelli


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(b Verona, 1658; d Bologna, 1709).

It. violinist and composer. Brother of painter Felice Torelli. Attached to Church of San Petronio, Bologna, 1686–95. Visited Vienna. Leader of band at court of Margrave of Brandenburg‐Anspach, 1697–99. Returned to Bologna 1701. Comp. mus. for str. and continuo, incl. 12 concerti grossi, Op.8 (1708), gui. conc., tpt. concs., suites for tpt., str., and continuo, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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