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date: 23 August 2019

Besozzi family [Besuzzi, Bezocy, Bezozi, Bezozzi, Bezzossi, Bisuzzi, Bizzossi, Pessozi]locked

  • Guido Salvetti
  • , revised by T. Herman Keahey


[Besuzzi, Bezocy, Bezozi, Bezozzi, Bezzossi, Bisuzzi, Bizzossi, Pessozi]

Italian family of musicians. Their activities are recorded from the 16th century, when Cerborio Besozzi was a piffaro at Bergamo (1538) and Giovanni Francesco Besozzo was a music printer at Milan, to the mid-19th. They were mostly oboists.

(b Milan, fl 1680–1700). Singer and opera composer. He wrote Act 1 of the opera Antemio in Roma, performed at Novara in 1695, and an aria for the pasticcio opera Etna festivo performed at Milan in 1696. His lost Six Sonates à violon seule et basse qui peuvent se jouer sur la flüte was published in Paris about 1700.

(b Milan, 1661; d Piacenza, Oct 22, 1725). Oboist and bassoonist, brother of (1) Alessandro Besozzi (i). He was established in Parma as an instrumentalist in 1701, where from 1 June 1711, he was an oboist in the Guardia Irlandese, a military band founded by Duke Antonio Farnese....

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