Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni

Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni Sheet Music

  • Born
    28th January 1757
  • Died
    6th August 1821
  • Birthplace
    Cuneo, Italy

Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor. Bruni was born and died in Cuneo, Italy. During most of his life he resided, played and composed in Paris. He is the author of 'Un Inventaire sous la terreur' which lists musical instruments recovered from noble households. This inventory was published: J. Gallay, ed. (Paris: Georges Chamerot, 1890). According to the scholarly work 'The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France' by Robert E. Green ( Indianna University Press, 1995) where the Bruni text is footnoted, the author says of Bruni inventory " from 111 noble households ( it ) lists six which possessed vielles (hurdy-gurdies)." p. 17. More light is (perhaps) shed in the fictional novel The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason where this affair is again referred to thus: "A Temporary Commission of Arts was set up and ... Bruni ... was named Director of the Inventory. For fourteen months he collected the instruments of the condemmed. In all, over three hundred were gathered, and each carries its own tragic tale." He goes on to say that 64 were pianofortes.

Title Form Instrument
Metodo per viola seguito da 25 studi Books Viola
6 Duets for Violin and Viola, Op.4 Duet Chamber group
6 Duets for Violin and Viola, Op.25 Duet Chamber group
6 Duettini, Op.34 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos, Op.35 Duet Chamber group
Claudine, ou Le Petit Commissionnaire Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La rencontre en voyage Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'auteur dans son ménage Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le Major Palmer Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Toberne Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
6 String Quartets, Book 4 Quartet Chamber group
6 String Quartets, Book 7 Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, Book 9 Quartet Chamber group
6 String Quartets, Book 10 Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, Op.3 Quartet String Quartet
6 Sonatas for Viola and Cello, Op.27 Sonata Chamber group
6 String Trios, Op.1 Trio String Trio
6 String Trios, Op.2 Trio String Trio
6 String Trios, Op.4 Trio String Trio
6 String Trios, Op.34 Trio String Trio