Alessandro Marcello was a Venetian composer and nobleman. He released numerous collections of instrumental concerts in his capacity as a member of the Arcadian Academy, a society of famous artists, and under the Arcadian pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico. The most popular concerto of Alessandro Marcello is for oboe, strings, and continuo, transcribed by Johann Sebastian Bach among a set of concerto transcriptions for solo harpsichord. In 1719, he was named head of the Florentine Accad ia degli Animosi. While there, he became instrumental in expanding their musical instruments collection. Most of these same instruments are still present today held and exhibited in the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome.
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