Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello

String ensemble
Mixed chorus
Pastoral operas
by popularity


12 Concertos, Op.118 Colascione Partitas2 Trio Sonatas6 Concerti à tre


Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello No.1 in B-flat major


Partita No.1Partita No.10Partita No.11Partita No.12Partita No.14Partita No.15Partita No.16Partita No.2Partita No.3Partita No.4Partita No.5Partita No.6Partita No.7Partita No.8Partita No.9


Sinfonia in D majorSinfonia in D major No.1Sinfonia in D major No.2


TisbeTrio Sonata in B minorTrio Sonata in B-flat majorTrio Sonata in C minorTrio Sonata in E minorTrio Sonata in E-flat major


Violin Concerto in A major, Bre11Violin Concerto in C major, Bre1Violin Concerto in C major, Bre2Violin Concerto in C major, Bre3Violin Concerto in C minor, Bre4Violin Concerto in E minor, Bre6Violin Concerto in F major, Bre7Violin Concerto in G major, Bre9
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (also Bressonelli; ca. 1690, Bologna – 4 October 1758, Stuttgart) was an Italian Baroque composer and violinist.
His name is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1715 in which the Maximilian II Emanuel appointed him violinist in his court orchestra in Munich. Soon after, in 1716, after the death of Johann Christoph Pez, he got the job of music director and as a maître des concerts de la chambre at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart. In 1717, he was appointed Hofkapellmeister. Around 1718, he composed the pastorale opera La Tisbe, which he dedicated to the Archduke Eberhard Ludwig. Brescianello did this in vain hope that his opera would be listed at the Stuttgart theatre. In the years from 1719 to 1721, a fierce conflict emerged, in which Reinhard Keiser repeatedly attempted to get Brescianello's post. In 1731, Brescianello became Oberkapellmeister. In 1737, the court had financial problems which led to the dissolution of the opera staff and Brescianello lost his position. For this reason, he dedicated himself increasingly to composition and this resulted in his 12 concerti e sinphonie op. 1 and some time later the 18 Pieces for gallichone (gallichone here means mandora, a type of lute). In 1744, the financial problems at the court diminished and he was reappointed as Oberkapellmeister by Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg, mostly "because of his special knowledge of music and excellent skills". He led the court and opera music until he was pensioned off in the period between 1751 and 1755. His successors were Ignaz Holzbauer and then Niccolò Jommelli.