Baldassare Galuppi

po_Galuppi-BaldassareBaldassare Galuppi (October 18, 1706 – January 3, 1785) was an Italian composer.

Galuppi belonged to a generation of composers, including Christoph Willibald Gluck, Domenico Scarlatti, and CPE Bach, whose works comprised the transition from Baroque to Classical-era music. He achieved international success, spending periods of his career in Vienna, London and Saint Petersburg, but his main base remained Venice, where he held a succession of leading appointments.