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FRANCESCO GEMINIANI  

(1687 - 1762)

The Italian violinist and composer Francesco Geminiani belongs to the generation of Bach and Handel. He studied in Rome with the violinist-composer Arcangelo Corelli and the opera-composer Alessandro Scarlatti. In 1714 he moved to London, where he soon established himself as a performer and composer, later publishing a number of theoretical works on performance techniques and on harmony. He visited Ireland on various occasions and died in Dublin in 1762.

Chamber Music

Geminiani published a number of sets of sonatas for violin and basso continuo, a chordal and a bass instrument, or for violin and harpsichord, a set of half a dozen sonatas for cello and harpsichord and twelve trio sonatas, for two violins, cello and harpsichord. These largely follow the example of his teacher Corelli.

Concertos

Again following the example of his teacher, Geminiani wrote a number of sets of Concerti grossi, works for string orchestra, with a small solo group consisting of two violins and basso continuo, with the addition of a viola, an instrument he omitted from the larger string ensemble. His arrangements of Corelli’s Concerti grossi in this new form were particularly well-received.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Baroque Naxos 8.501061

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Baroque Favourites - HANDEL, G.F. / BACH, J.S. / CORELLI, A. / PACHELBEL, J. / ALBINONI, T.G. (Bruhl, Krcek, Budapest Strings) Naxos
8.578209
Concertos
Baroque Music - HANDEL, G.F. / CORELLI, A. / VERACINI, F.M. / GEMINIANI, F. (London Calling) (Barokksolistene) BIS
BIS-SACD-1997
Concertos
BAROQUE VIRTUOSO (The) (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra) Tafelmusik
TMK1026CD
Concertos
Chamber Music - HERTEL, J.W. / GEMINIANI, F. / TELEMANN, G.P. / LOEILLET, J.-B. (Sonatas for Oboe and Organ) (Ensemble Barocco Sans Souci) Dynamic
CDD7657
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Baroque): OSWALD, J. / GEMINIANI / MCGIBBON, W. / O'CAROLAN, T. (Reel of Tulloch) (Norman, Chatham Baroque) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90291
Chamber Music
ECCLES, J.: Mad Lover (The) / BONONCINI, G.: Barbara ninfa in grata / BARSANTI, F.: Overture, Op. 4, No. 2 (Franzetti, Ensemble Il Falcone) Dynamic
CDS612
Vocal
GEMINIANI, F.: 3 Flute Sonatas / Auld Bob Morrice / The Country Lass / Sleepy Body (Festina Lente) Tactus
TC680701
Chamber Music
GEMINIANI, F.: Art of Playing the Guitar or Cittra (The) / GIORDANI, T.: Guitar Sonatas (Sonate per chitarra e basso continuo) (Bandini) Tactus
TC680705
Chamber Music
GEMINIANI, F.: Concerti Grossi tratti dalle Op. 3, 1 e 5 di Arcangelo Corelli (La Risonanza, Chiarappa) Tactus
TC680703
Concertos
GEMINIANI, F.: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3, Nos. 1-6 (Demicheli) Tactus
TC680704
Instrumental, Concertos
GEMINIANI, F.: Foresta incantata (La) / Concerti grossi - Op. 7, Nos. 4, 6 (La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider) Capriccio
C67081
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos
GEMINIANI, F.: Pieces de clavecin (Lanfranco) Newton Classics
NC8802108
Instrumental
GEMINIANI, F.: Pieces de clavecin (Loreggian) Tactus
TC680702
Instrumental
GEMINIANI, F.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 4 - Nos. 1, 8, 9, 10 / VERACINI, F.M.: Violin Sonatas, Op. 1 - Nos. 7, 8 (Lyriarte) Oehms Classics
OC356
Chamber Music
GEMINIANI: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.553019
Concertos
GEMINIANI: Concerti Grossi, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.553020
Concertos
GREAT BAROQUE MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501061
Concertos
Italian Baroque Favourites Naxos
8.550619
Chamber Music
Italian Baroque Favourites Naxos
8.553447
Concertos
ITALIAN CONCERTI GROSSI (Capella Istropolitana, Krcek) Naxos
8.550877
Concertos
Orchestral Music (Italian) - LOCATELLI, P.A. / MARCELLO, A. / GEMINIANI, F. / PAISIELLO, G. / CHERUBINI, L. (Cappella Coloniensis, Ferro) Capriccio
C10628
Concertos
Violin Recital: Hartmann, Rebekka - WESTHOFF, J.P. von / BIBER, H.I.F. von / PISENDEL, J.G. / GEMINIANI, F. / GUILLEMAIN, L.-G. (Birth of the Violin) Solo Musica
SM151
Instrumental
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