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Sheet music for Francesco Maria Veracini
Piano - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Arranged by Santino Cara. Baroque Period. Sheet Music Single. 4 pages. Published by Santino Cara (S0.3812).
Violin and basso continuo (piano, harpsichord); cello ad libitum (Vol 4) - intermediate to advanced
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Edited by Walter Kolneder. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Schott. 60 pages. Schott Music #ED 5171. Published by Schott Music (HL.49015156).
Viola and piano
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Edited by Milton Katims. Published by International Music Company (IM.791).
Violin and piano
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Edited by Maxim Jacobsen. String music. Score and part. Published by Noten Roehr (NR.9834).
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Edited by Lenzewski. Violin & Piano. Sheet Music. Edition Peters #EP4345. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP4345).
Alto Recorder and Basso Continuo - Intermediate
Composed by Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768). Baroque; Chamber. Full score, set of parts and 2 Play-Along CDs. Published by Recorder JP (J1.4016).
Veracini was famous in his day as a violinist and composer. He held a post in Dresden, where much of his surviving music was written. As a virtuoso he was widely regarded, and Tartini once locked himself away to practice after hearing him.
Throughout his career, Veracini suffered a less-than-sparkling reputation due to his eccentricity — some even said he was mad, and indeed he did once leap out of a second story window in a state of dispair. That did nothing to improve his image when it became common to depict all violin virtuosos as half-mad, disheveled fiddlers who contorted themselves in bizzare ways while playing.
His musical style is similar both to Vivaldi and Telemann, though his music couldn’t be easily mistaken for either of theirs. There is a CD available of five of his six ouverture-suites, which are all very impressive.
(Source-New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, liner notes, and my own opinions)
(contribution by Keith Knop <KNOKE@rhodes.edu>)