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Charles Burney – Musical journey through Italy – 1770

The biography:
He got his first musical training in Livorno, and soon he demonstrated a great talent: in 1734, when he was twelve years old, he was accepted as student by Tartini in Padova. In a short time he began to perform in public concerts and to teach, and he frequently moved between Tuscany and Padova. In Livorno he probably taught Giuseppe Cambini, but we know very little of his biography in this period. In 1760 he went to Vienna and participated – as a musician – to the celebrations in honor of the crown prince, and in the same journey he visited Dresden. Between October 1762 and March 1765 he worked as violinist and orchestra director at the Ducal Court of Stuttgart under the guide of Jommelli. In 1763, in Stuttgart, Nardini was appreciated by Leopold Mozart, who later said: «the beauty, purity, and smoothness of his sound and of his “cantabile” can not be equalled». In 1765 he went to Brunswick and then back to Livorno in May 1766. It was in this period that he began to collaborate with Filippo Manfredi (violin), Giovanni Giuseppe Cambini (viola) and Luigi Boccherini (violoncello) in the first bows quartet that ever existed: the “Quartetto Toscano” [Tuscan Quartet]. In 1770 he worked a…

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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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Pietro  Nardini

(Livorno  1722 – Firenze  1793)

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Item’s number 51
Facsimile Editions
TMT Editions
  Vocal music:
Messa [4 V, coro e orc.], MS (opera dubbia) 
Altre composizioni sacre 
Inno per S.Anna [S, A, 2 cor, archi], MS, 1786 
  Instrumental music:
3 ouvertures, MS 
6 concerti op.1.[vl ], Amsterdam, ca,1765 
10 conc [vl], MS
2 concerti [fl], MS 
Concerto [vla], MS
Concerto [vlaAmore, archi], MS 
6 quartetti, Firenze, ?1782 


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