The Art of Playing on the Violin, Op.9 (Geminiani, Francesco)

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 Complete Book
#05501 - 5.77MB, 61 pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22- V/V/V - 17713x

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Publisher Info.:

London: [the author], 1751


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L'Art du Violon

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#239954 - 7.24MB, 105 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/V - 2992x

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Nouvelle Edition



Publisher Info.:

Paris: Sieber, n.d., Plate 60.


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Misc. Notes:

Differs from the the original to a considerable extent, both removing and adding material. In fact there is probably less material by Geminiani here than by the anonymous editor. Most noticeable are the 24 'Gammes' (scales) for 2 violins (in a similar manner to Baillot's Methode) and the 12 duos; however some of Geminiani's 'Compositions' for violin & continuo, and a few of the 'Essempii/Exemples' are retained.
Title: L'Art du Violon ou Méthode Raisonnée pour aprendre a bien jouer de cet Instrument. Composéee primitivement par le Célébre F. Geminiani, et nouvellement Redigée, Augmentée, Expliquée et enrichie de nouveaux exempler, Préludes, Airs et Duos gradués pour éclaircir et faciliter l'instruction et mettre évidement en pratique les principes de cet excellent maitre. Nouvelle édition. Mise au jour d'apres les Conseils, les Soins, les Exemples et les productions des plus habiles maitres de Violon, Francais, Italiens et Allemans.


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General Information

Work Title The Art of Playing on the Violin
Alternative Title The Art of Playing on the Violin, Containing All the Rules necessary to attain to a Perfection on that Instrument, with a great variety of Compositions, which will also be very useful to those who study the Violoncello, Harpsichord, etc.
Composer Geminiani, Francesco
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.9
Movements/Sections includes 24 Essempii [Examples] both for solo violin and violin & continuo; and 12 Compositione for violin & continuo
First Publication 1751
Language English
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Violin / several pieces for violin and basso continuo ; 2 violins in French edition
cello or harpsichord also mentioned in title-page
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