Galuppi, Baldasarre

1706 - 1785

Baldassare Galuppi was a Venetian composer, born on the island  of Burano in the Venetian Republic. He belonged to a generation of composers,  including Johann Adolph Hasse, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and C. P. E. Bach, whose works are emblematic of the prevailing galant music that developed in Europe throughout the 18th century. He achieved international success, spending periods of his career in Vienna, London and St. Petersburg, but his main base remained Venice, where he held a succession of leading appointments.