Francesco Saverio Geminiani was an Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Works; 3 Criticism; 4 References; 5 External links. Concerto Grosso “La Follia”. Score. Series: Schott. Publisher: Schott. Score. Composer: Francesco Geminiani. Arranger: Francesco Geminiani. 2 solo violins . Geminiani arranged all twelve sonatas as concerti grossi between and Geminani’s arrangement of ‘La Follia’ produced a virtuosic and brilliant set of.

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Fromhe led the opera orchestra at Naplesas Leader of the Opera Orchestra and concertmasterwhich gave him many opportunities for contact with Alessandro Scarlatti. Geminiani’s compositions are noted for their imagination, expression, and warmth, but also for their lack of discipline and for under-development.

Geminiani also reworked his teacher Corelli’s Opp. Selon Burney, les solos et les concertos de Corelli:. Manchmal, wie zum Beispiel am Anfang der Solosonate op. Both Handel and Geminiani shared ggeminiani need to return to their early works. His Italian pupils reportedly called him Il Furibondo, the Madman, because of his expressive rhythms.

Concerto Grosso “La Follia”, Schott – Hal Leonard Online

These works are deeply contrapuntal to please a London audience still in love with Corellicompared to the galant work that was fashionable on the Continent at the time of their composition.

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List of music students by teacher: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Selon Burney, les solos et les concertos de Corelli: He died and was buried in Dublin, but his remains were later reburied in the city of his birth, in the church of San Francesco, Lucca.

The second concerto follows the normal Corellian pattern of two pairs of linked slow and fast movements. His melodies were to the last degree elegant, his modulation original and multifarious, and in their general cast his compositions were tender and pathetic; and it is to the want of an active and teeming imagination that we are to attribute the publication of his works in various forms.


Occasionally, as at the opening of the solo sonata Op 1 No 3, the later version is simpler. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Seine ersten musikalischen Unterweisungen bekam er von seinem Vater.

Inon one of his sojourns in Dublina servant robbed him of a musical manuscript on which he had bestowed much time geminini labour. He appears to have been a first-rate violinist. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Hawkins fasst dessen Eigenschaften gemjniani folgt zusammen: Die Viola dient stattdessen der Bereicherung des Klangs. He has been frequently heard to say, that the cadences in the fifth, the third, and the sixth of the key which occur in the works of Corelli, were rendered too familiar to the ear by the frequent repetition of them.

He held no official positions though he might have become Master and Composer of State Music in Ireland had he not been a catholic.

Concerto Grosso in D minor, H.143 ‘La Folia’ (Geminiani, Francesco)

After a brief return to Lucca, inhe set off for London in the company of Francesco Barsantiwhere he arrived with the reputation of a virtuoso violinist, and soon attracted attention and patrons, including William Capel, 3rd Earl of Essexwho remained a consistent patron. The rules of transition from one key to another, which are laid down by those who have written on the composition of music, he not only disregarded, but objected to as an unnecessary restraint on the powers of invention.

And it seems to have been the study of his life, by a liberal use of the semitonic intervals, to increase the number of harmonic combinations; and into melody to introduce a greater variety than it was otherwise capable of. His Guida harmonica c. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Francesco Geminiani.


Apart from the intrinsic qualities of the passionate but restrained music, they were ideal for the performing circumstances, especially of provincial England; professionals could play the difficult solos parts two violins and cello while the main body of strings could be supplemented by amateur players of less technical skill. In Geminiani played his violin concerti for the court of George Iwith Handel at the keyboard.

For a while he was leader of the opera orchestra in Naples but, according to the English music historian Charles Burney: Geminiani more systematically revised complete publications.

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He was an immediate success, but seems at first to have performed more in the houses of the wealthy than in public. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Die Karriere eines Konzertsolisten und Komponisten entsprach seinem Temperament besser.

Hawkins sums up his qualities as follows:. Die letztgenannte Werkreihe wurde der Academy of Ancient Musick gewidmet.

Francesco Geminiani – Wikipedia

In Dublin starb er Philo-musicae et architecturae societas Apollini, London, —”. The solo sonatas, however, are more varied in pattern folliz the composer seems to have tried to link each into an uninterrupted whole with short adagio links between movements. In he produced another version of opus 1 which he dedicated to Dorothy, Countess of Burlington, a distinguished patroness of music.

Some of it is detailed, and it is not clear whether Geminiani is trying to make explicit the manner in which the earlier versions might have been performed, or whether follia is indicating a change of taste over the quarter-century between the editions.

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