Viotti, Giovanni-Battista 1755-1824

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Italian violinist and composer Giovanni Viotti is best known for his Violin Concerto No. 22 in A minor. Viotti spent much of his life after 1782 in Paris and London. He fled the French revolution in 1792, but was unwelcome in England as a suspected Jacobite between 1798-1801, after which he returned to London and remained there except for the years 1818-1822 in Paris. An early teacher and colleague in Italy was Gaetano Pugnani. His friends and patrons in London were the Chinnery family.

From the description of Viotti correspondence, ca. 1793-ca. 1822. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122456279

From the guide to the Viotti correspondence, ca. 1793-ca. 1822, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Composed 1787-88. The composer also arranged this work as a piano concerto, with a second movement arranged from his Violin Duo, Op. 5 no. 6. Giazotto no. 111.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of 2e symphonie concertante / J.B. Viotti. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585093

Italian violinist and composer.

From the description of Duetto a un Violino Solo / Composto da J.B. Viotti, per il suo amico Cherubini. 15. mars 1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270570112

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified friend, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678076

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to M. and Mme [François-Joseph-Alexandre Gérard?] de Rayneval, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678067

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 8 November 1802, to M. [Pierre Louis] Ginguené, 1802 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678072

Composed between 1792-7. This work was also arranged by Dussek as a piano concerto (No. 3, Op. 18).--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Violin concerto no. 25 / J.B. Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585062

Composed between 1792-97. The work has also been arranged by Nicolas Hüllmandel as a piano concerto.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Violin concerto no. 26 / J.B. Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585070

Composed ca. 1793. The work has also been transcribed by Dussek as a piano concerto, and by Deveinne as a flute concerto.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Concerto for violin no. 23 / Giovanni Battista Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585050

Composed ca. 1795. This edition based on parts published by J. André, Offebach am Mainz. Dedicated to the Duke of Cambridge. The work has also been arranged by J.B. Cramer as a piano concerto.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Vingt-septième concerto pour le violon / par J.B. Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585073

Originally composed for violin and orchestra, 1783-4. First published by Sieber, Paris 1784.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Double concerto for violin and piano and orchestra, op. 3 / Viotti. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585046

Composed ca. 1805. Dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Chinnery.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Violin concerto no. 29 / J.B. Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585083

Composed between 1792-7. 1st and 3rd movements also arranged by Viotti as a piano concerto.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Violin concerto no. 24 / J.B. Viotti. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585057

Composed ca. 1805. Dedicated to the Marquis de Lauriston.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Violin concerto no. 28 / J.B. Viotti. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 56585080

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creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Violin concerto no. 26 / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin], 26 April 1878, to an unidentified recipient, 1878 Apr. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951, 1770-1870 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Galli, Filippo, 1783-1853. Autograph letter signed, dated : Naples, 26 June 1821, to M. [Giovanni Battista] Viotti in Paris, 1821 June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Viotti correspondence, ca. 1793-ca. 1822. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1961 March 24 and 25. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Premiere simphonie concertante. De Mr Viotti, arrangé pour le piano-forté par D. Steibelt avec accompagnement de violon obligé. Eastman School of Music
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951 (bulk circa 1770-1870). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni-Battista, 1755-1824. Concerto pour piano et orchestre en sol mineur. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Wetz, Richard, 1875-1935. Autograph postcard signed, dated : Erfurt, 19 May 1924, to Otto Eckermann in Berlin, 1924 May 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Neruda, Wilma, 1838?-1911. Autograph letter signed, dated : Brno, 25 October 1880, to an unidentified recipient, 1880 Oct. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Viotti correspondence, ca. 1793-ca. 1822 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Violin concerto no. 28 / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Mannes - Damrosch Collection, 1848-1986, (bulk 1900-1950) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Double concerto for violin and piano and orchestra, op. 3 / Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to M. and Mme [François-Joseph-Alexandre Gérard?] de Rayneval, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. 2e symphonie concertante / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Vingt-septième concerto pour le violon / par J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Violin concerto no. 25 / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Pleyel, Ignace 1757-1831. Música manuscrita. Tomo 10o., Piezas de piano [Música notada]. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Biblioteca Nacional - Madrid
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Violin concerto no. 24 / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Duetto a un Violino Solo / Composto da J.B. Viotti, per il suo amico Cherubini. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Violin concerto no. 29 / J.B. Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Music, rare editions, 1600-1963. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Newland/Zeuner Collection, circa 1735-circa 1900 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Aria; Consolata amato bene, cavata nel opera La cosa rara. Viotti. Eastman School of Music
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Concerto for violin no. 23 / Giovanni Battista Viotti. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907. [Cadenza for a violin concerto in E by Viotti]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lotto, Izydor, 1840-1927. Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 2 Mar. 1864, to M. [Leopold] Damrosch, 1864 Mar. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Fritz Kreisler Collection, 1845-1969, (bulk 1910-1955) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Autograph letter signed, dated : London, 8 November 1802, to M. [Pierre Louis] Ginguené, 1802 Nov. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni-Battista, 1755-1824. Concerto pour piano et orchestre en sol mineur [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Viotti, Giovanni Battista, 1755-1824. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified friend, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bianchi, Francesco, 1752-1810. person
associatedWith Broglie, Albertine Ida Gustavine de Staël-Holstein, duchesse de, 1797-1838. person
associatedWith Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842, person
associatedWith Chinnery, Caroline person
associatedWith Chinnery, Caroline. person
associatedWith Chinnery, George, Mrs. person
associatedWith Chinnery, Miss. person
associatedWith Chinnery, William person
associatedWith Chinnery, William. person
associatedWith Clementi, Muzio, 1752-1832. person
associatedWith Dussek, Johann Ladislaus, 1760-1812. person
associatedWith Galli, Filippo, 1783-1853. person
associatedWith Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de, 1746-1830. person
associatedWith Gérard de Rayneval, François-Joseph-Alexandre, 1778-1836, person
associatedWith Ginguené, Pierre Louis, 1748-1816, person
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907. person
associatedWith Kreisler, Fritz, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Lotto, Izydor, 1840-1927. person
associatedWith Mannes, David, 1866-1959 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Neruda, Wilma, 1838?-1911. person
associatedWith Newland, William Augustine, 1813-1901 person
associatedWith Paër, Ferdinando, 1771-1839. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Pugnani, Gaetano, 1731-1798. person
associatedWith Sitt, Hans, 1850-1922. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817. person
associatedWith Steibelt, Daniel, 1765-1823. person
associatedWith Wetz, Richard, 1875-1935. person
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Concertos (Violin and piano with chamber orchestra), Arranged--Scores and parts
Violin and piano with chamber orchestra, Arranged--Scores and parts
Violin music
Operas--Excerpts--Scores
Concertos (Violin)--Scores and parts
Violins (2) with orchestra--Scores and parts
Concertos (Violins (2))--Scores and parts
Violin and piano music, Arranged--Parts
Violin with orchestra--Scores and parts
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Birth 1755-05-12

Death 1824-03-03

Italians

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French,

English

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