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Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Warwick Lister


This book is a full-length biography in English of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), one of the great violinist-composers in the history of music, and arguably the most influential violinist who ever lived. He rose from humble origins as a blacksmith's son in a village near Turin, Italy, and early studies with Gaetano Pugnani, to a triumphant international career, particularly in Paris and London. His multifarious career as concert performer, composer, teacher, opera theater director, and impresario was played out against the backdrop of a dramatically changing world: from the ancien régim ... More

Keywords: Chinnery, French Revolution, London, Marie Antoinette, opera theater, Paris, Pugnani, Turin, violinist-composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372403
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warwick Lister, author

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