Francesco Biscogli, concerto



Francesco Biscogli, concerto








Francesco Biscogli (ca. 1700 – ca. 1750) was an Italian composer.

Biographical information on the composer is missing. Only a single known work from around 1740 exists: a triple concerto for trumpet, oboe, bassoon, two violins, and basso continuo in D major, which has been attributed to Biscogli (posted here).

It is a charming and uplifting work. I first encountered in it in high school on an LP of my parents on which it was paired with a famous Vivaldi concerto. I listened to the Biscogli piece over and over again.


– Roger W. Smith






About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1), a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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