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The biography:
Francesco Xaverio Geminiani was born in Lucca in 1687 from Giuliano and Angela. He was the fourth of eleven children, as we can infer from the certificate of baptism of December 5th, where we find the exact information about his second name – Xaverio and not Saverio. The events of his troubled biography show an original and important outline: from his youth in Italy – Lucca, Naples and Rome between 1687 and 1714 – through his first stay in London (1714-1732) to the many journeys through Europe (1732-1762). Although we have new information, the musical training of Geminiani remains a little obscure for us: probably he first studied with his father, who was a violinist in the Palatine orchestra of Lucca. Then he may have studied with Alessandro Scarlatti and Arcangelo Corelli during a very short stay in Rome, but this information is not supported by any document. And we know very little on his stay in Naples, where he certainly underwent a failure as director, because of the incapacity of the players in following his tempo rubato. But this happened probably after his work in the Palatine orchestra of Lucca, where he stayed two years (1707-1709) after his father’s death. The move to L…

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Barsanti  Francesco
Boccherini  Luigi
Brunelli  Antonio
Brunetti  Giovanni Gualberto
Caccini  Francesca
Caccini  Giulio
Cambini  Giovanni Gioacchino Maria
Campion  Charles-Antoine
Cesti  Antonio
Cherubini  Luigi
Clari  Giovanni Carlo Maria
Della Ciaia  Bernardino Azzolino
Dôthel  Nicolas
Gasparini  Francesco
→ Geminiani  Francesco
Gherardeschi  Filippo Maria
Giuliani  Giovanni Francesco
Guami  Francesco
Guami  Gioseffo
Guglielmi  Pietro Alessandro
Lidarti  Christian Joseph
Manfredini  Francesco
Manfredini  Vincenzo
Melani  Alessandro
Nardini  Pietro
Rutini  Giovanni Marco
Veracini  Antonio
Veracini  Francesco Maria
Zipoli  Domenico
 
 
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Francesco  Geminiani

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Catalogue:
Item’s number 33
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  Instrumental music:
 
Concerti 
6 Concerti Grossi op. 2 [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], Londra, Walsh, 1732 
6 Concerti grossi op. 3 [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, Walsh, 1732 
6 Concerti grossi op. 7 [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, vla, bc], London, 1746 
The Inchanted Forrest, an Instrumental Composition Expressive of the same Ideas as the Poem of Tasso [2 vl, vcl; 2 fl, 2 cr, 2 vl, vla, bc], London, Johnson, ca. 1756 
Two Concertos To be performed by the first and second Violins in Unison. The Tenors in unison wuth the Violoncellos & other Basses and particularly by a Harpsichord, London, Johnson, 1761
Select Harmony Third Collection. Six Concertos… Compos’d by Sigr Geminiani, and other Eminent Italian Authors [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, Walsh, 1736 
6 Concerti Grossi… dalle Sonate a Violino e Basso dell’Opera IV [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, 1743 
6 Concerti Grossi… delli sei soli della prima parte dell’Opera Quinta D’Arcangelo Corelli [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, Smith, 1726 
6 Concerti Grossi… Quali contengono Preludii Allemande Gavotte e Follia Composti della Seconda Parte del Opera V D’Arcangelo Corelli [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, Walsh, 1726-27 
6 Concerti Grossi… delli Sei Sonate del Opera Terza D’Arcangelo Corelli [2 vl, vla, vcl; 2 vl, bc], London, Walsh, 1735 [riprendono le sonate nn. 1, 3, 4, 9, 10 dell’op. 3 e la sonata n. 9 dell’op. 1] 
 
Duo 
12 Sonate op. 1 [vl, vlne, clav], London, 1716 
12 Sonate op. 4 [vl, bc], London, Johnson, 1739 
6 Sonate op. 5 [vcl, bc], Paris, Le Clerc, 1746 
 
Musica solista 
Pièces de clavecin tirées des dìfferens Ouvrages de Mr F. Geminiani adaptèes par luy meme, London, Johnson, 1743 
   

The list follows the catalogue of compositions in Enrico Careri, Francesco Geminiani, Lucca, 1999, pp. 245-320

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