Giuseppe Torelli

(1658 - 1709)

Italian violinist and composer. Brother of painter Felice Torelli. Attached to Church of San Petronio, Bologna, 1686-1695. Visited Vienna. Leader of band at court of Margrave of Brandenburgh-Anspach, 1697-1699. Returned to Bologna 1701. Composed music for strings and continuo, including 12 concerti grossi, Opus 8 (1708), guitar concerto, trumpet concertos, suites for trumpet, strings, and continuo, etc. Read more on Wikipedia.