Francesco Maria Veracini

Francesco Maria Veracini Sheet Music

  • Born
    1st February 1690
  • Died
    31st October 1768
  • Birthplace
    San Salvadore, Ognissanti, Florence

Francesco Maria Veracini was an Italian composer and violinist, perhaps best known for his sets of violin sonatas. As a composer, according to Manfred Bukofzer, "His individual, if not subjective, style has no precedent in baroque music and clearly heralds the end of the entire era" (Bukofzer 1947, 234), while Luigi Torchi maintained that "he rescued the imperiled music of the eighteenth century" (Torchi 1901, 180). Hs contemporary, Charles Burney, held that "he had certainly a great share of whim and caprice, but he built his freaks on a good foundation, being an excellent contrapuntist" (Burney 1789, 4:569). The asteroid 10875 Veracini was named after him.

Title Form Instrument
Il trionfo della pratica musicale Books N/A
Violin Concerto in D major Concerto Chamber group
Fuga o Cappriccio con 4 Soggetti Fugue String Quartet
Fuga con 4 Soggetti Quartet String Quartet
12 Sonate accademiche, Op.2 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
12 Violin Sonatas, Op.1 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata in A minor, I.A.5.I/2 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata in D minor Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata in D minor, I.A.2.D2 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata in G major, I.A.2.D1 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonatas, Op.3 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano