A noted Italian Baroque composer, Giuseppe Torelli played an important role in the creation of the concerto grosso and solo concerto forms. Torelli was a student of G.A. Perti. In 1697, Torelli assumed a position of maestro di concerto in Ansbach, Germany. Torelli lived for some time in Vienna before returning to Bologna in 1701 where he was immediately appointed music director at San Petronio cappella musicale. Torelli is known to draw very high fees for his concert appearances.