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Sonata by Francesco Geminiani

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 958
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Sonata by Francesco Geminiani
Date(s): 1829
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) was an Italian violinist and composer. He studied in Rome with Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti before moving to London in 1714. He quickly established himself as a performer and composer and also published a series of theoretical works on performance techniques and on harmony. He visited Ireland on numerous occasions and died in Dublin in 1762.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of a violin Sonata composed by Francesco Geminiani in 1739, dated 20 Mar 1829.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Musical notation

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Given to the University of London Library by St George B.D. Gray in 1934.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Music Library in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2002

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