12 Violin Sonatas, Op.4 (Geminiani, Francesco)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: [J. Welcker for the author], 1739.
London: John Johnson for the author, 1739.
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Editor James Joseph Barber
Publisher. Info. Rochster: University of Rochester, 1964 (D.M.A. Thesis, part 2)
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Sonatas 1, 11, 2, 5, 7, 9

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Publisher. Info. London: the Author, 1743.
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Arranger Gustav Jensen (1843-1895)
Publisher. Info. Klassische Violinmusik berühmter Meister des 17. u. 18. Jahrhunderts, No.9
Mainz: Schott, 1911. Plate 271.
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General Information

Work Title 12 Violin Sonatas
Alternative. Title
Composer Geminiani, Francesco
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.4 ; H.85-96
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 pieces
  1. Sonata in D major, H.85
  2. Sonata in E minor, H.86
  3. Violin Sonata in C major, H.87
  4. Sonata in D minor, H.88
  5. Violin Sonata in A minor, H.89
  6. Sonata in D major, H.90
  7. Sonata in A major, H.91
  8. Violin Sonata in D minor, H.92
  9. Sonata in C minor, H.93
  10. Sonata in A major, H.94
  11. Sonata in B minor, H.95
  12. Sonata in A major, H.96
First Publication. 1739
Dedication Margaret, Countess of Orrery
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin, continuo (harpsichord, cello)
Extra Information 6 of the sonatas were arranged by the composer in 1743 as "Concertos"
  1. Concerto in D major, H.97 (Sonata 1)
  2. Concerto in B minor, H.98 (Sonata 11)
  3. Concerto in E minor, H.99 (Sonata 2)
  4. Concerto in A minor, H.100 (Sonata 5)
  5. Concerto in A major, H.101 (Sonata 7)
  6. Concerto in C minor, H.102 (Sonata 9)