Cristoforo Besozzi

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Cristoforo Besozzi (born 1661 in Milan – d. 22 October 1725 in Piacenza) was an Italian oboist, bassoonist and founder of a large family of wind players very influential around Parma, Naples and Turin for more than 200 years. In 1700, he settled in Parma,[1] taking part as oboist in the ducal hautboy band Guardia Irlandese with his son Giuseppe Besozzi in 1711.[2] His other two sons, Alessandro and Paolo Girolamo Besozzi, joined him from 1714.[3]


  1. ^ Comune di parma. "BESOZZI, famiglia". Biblioteche della comune di parma. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Besozzi, Luciano (2001). De Besutio (Le famiglie Besozzi). p. 84. ISBN 147-091-694-0. 
  3. ^ Haynes, Bruce (2001). The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy 1640-1760. Oxford University Press. p. 307. ISBN 019-816-646-X.