Giuseppe Maria Cambini

Giuseppe Maria Cambini Sheet Music

  • Born
    c. 13th February 1746
  • Died
    c. 1810
  • Birthplace
    Livorno, Italy

Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini was an Italian composer and violinist. Born in Livorno, it is likely that Cambini studied violin with Filippo Manfredi; the only evidence for this is however Cambini's own unreliable account, which also claims inaccurately that he worked with Luigi Boccherini and Pietro Nardini, and was a friend of Joseph Haydn. Another legend about Cambini, circulated by François-Joseph Fétis, claimed that Cambini and his fiancée had been kidnapped by Barbary pirates and ransomed by a music-lover. Cambini arrived in Paris some time before or in 1773, and after one of his symphonies was played at a Concert Spirituel, his music began to be published, quickly building up an oeuvre of much instrumental music and fourteen operas, only two of which survive complete. He was extremely prolific, writing 82 symphonies concertantes, nine symphonies, seventeen concertos and over 100 string quintets.

Title Form Instrument
6 Petits Airs for Flute and Continuo Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument and Piano
Méthode pour la flûte traversiere Books Flute
2 Flute Concerti, Op.37 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
3 Piano Concertos, Op.15 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Flute Concerto No.2 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Concerto No.3 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Concerto on 'Airs Connûs' Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
6 Duos for Two Flutes, Livre 5 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Two Flutes, Livre 6 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Two Flutes, Op.11 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Two Violas, Livre 2 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Two Violins, Op.4 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Violin and Viola, Livre 5 Duet Chamber group
6 Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.14 Duet Chamber group
6 Flute Quartets, T.145-150 Quartet Chamber group
6 Quartets for Violin, 2 Violas and Cello, Op.21 Quartet Chamber group
6 Quartets, T.7-12 Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, airs connus dialogués et variés Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, airs connus dialogués et variés, Book 2 Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, T.13-18 Quartet String Quartet