Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747) was an Italian nobleman and dilettante who dabbled in various areas, including poetry, philosophy, mathematics, and, music. Marcello was born in Venice on 24th August 1669. His brother was Benedetto Marcello, was also a composer. He composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi).