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The Thirty-One Works of Francesco Geminiani

Work 1: The Sonatas of 1716

The Thirty-Two Works of Francesco Geminiani

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Work 1: The Sonatas of 1716

 

The Sonatas of 1716, published that year in London, are a collection of twelve sonatas for violin and figured bass, clearly based on the model of the Sonatas Op. 5 by Arcangelo Corelli, published in 1700, but in a more advanced style: greater virtuosity for the violinist, greater variation in the composition and in the way movements are put together to form sonatas. When they were published in London in 1716, they were considered the most difficult music available for the violin at the time.

Read and see more in:

The Sonatas of 1716

The Sonatas of 1716 Tables

The Sonatas of 1716 Plates

The Sonatas of 1716 Appendices

The Sonatas of 1716 Copies