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Benedetto Marcello (2 August 1686 – 24 July 1739) was an Italian composer, poet, and writer of the Baroque era. He was born in Venice, Italy, into a noble family. He studied law at the University of Padua, but he also studied music with Francesco Gasparini.
Marcello was a prolific composer, and he wrote a wide variety of musical works, including operas, oratorios, cantatas, concertos, and sonatas. He was also a talented poet, and he wrote several librettos for his operas.
Marcello's music is characterized by its beauty, its elegance, and its technical mastery. He was one of the most important composers of the Baroque era, and his music is still performed today.