Jacchini, Giuseppe Maria
- Anne Schnoebelen
(b Bologna, July 16, 1667; d Bologna, May 2, 1727). Italian cellist and composer . He was a young cleric at the basilica of S Petronio and probably sang as a choirboy in the cappella musicale. He may well be the ‘Gioseffo del Violonzino’ engaged from 1680 to 1688 as an extra player for the feast of St Petronius each 4 October. He studied composition with G.A. Perti and the cello with Domenico Gabrielli. According to Padre Martini, he learnt to play so well that he ‘approached the sublimity of skill of his master’.
On 31 October 1689 he was accepted as a regular cellist at S Petronio through the intervention and patronage of Count Pirro Albergati, to whom he dedicated his op.4. He served there until the dissolution of the cappella musicale in January 1696, receiving an increase in wages in 1693. In 1701 a regular orchestra was again engaged at S Petronio and he played there from March of that year until his death in ...