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Title: A controversial musician : the violinist, composer and theorist Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762).
Author: Careri, Enrico.
ISNI:       0000 0001 0917 286X
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 1990
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The present thesis is divided into three main sections: the first consists of three chapters dealing wi th Geminiani's lifej the second comprises a chapter on his critical reception from his lifetime onwards and six chapters discussing his musical compositions and treatisesj the third contains footnotes to the chapters, a thematic catalogue of Geminiani's works, two appendices, and a bibliography. The opening, biographical section, which is in large part based on documents discovered by the author in the course of his research, is divided into chapters corresponding to the three main phases of Geminiani's life. The first <1687-1714) discusses the period that Geminiani spent in Italy (Lucca, Rome, and Naples>, his musical apprenticeship with Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti, and the possible factors that induced him to seek his fortune abroad. The second (1714-1732) covers the first period of Geminiani' s residence in London, which saw him achieve his greatest success both as a composer and a violinist, culminating with the publication of his celebrated Op. III concertos (1732). The third (1732-1762> opens with his first sojourn in Paris, an event that marks the beginning of an unset tled period in his 11 fe that persistfJd up to his death. The main portion of the second section is devoted to a descriptive analysis of Geminiani' s works, which comprise three sets of concertos
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Literature