Girolamo Besozzi

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Girolamo Besozzi (b. 1745 or 1750 in Naples – d. 1788 in Paris) was an Italian composer and oboist and member of a renowned family of wind players. Son of composer Gaetano Besozzi and nephew of Antonio Besozzi,[1] he became oboist in the court orchestra in Naples from 1765.[2] By 1770 he moved to Paris, where he played in the Concert Spirituel before the King of France.

He was known as a composer of chamber music. His Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in B-flat major is an integral part of the literature for the instrument. His son Henri Besozzi was a flautist at the Paris Opera, and his grandson the composer Louis Désiré Besozzi.


  1. ^ Besozzi, Luciano (2001). De Besutio (Le famiglie Besozzi). p. 85. ISBN 147-091-694-0. 
  2. ^ Boer, Bertil Van (2012). Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period. Scarecrow Press. p. 79. ISBN 081-087-183-1. 
  • This article is based on the translation of the corresponding article of the German Wikipedia. A list of contributors can be found there at the History section.