Sei Sonate a violino e basso Dedicate a. s. Eccellenza Il Sig.re Duca di Marlborough Marchese di Blandford &c... Opera 7a. [Score]. Gaetano PUGNANI.

Sei Sonate a violino e basso Dedicate a. s. Eccellenza Il Sig.re Duca di Marlborough Marchese di Blandford &c... Opera 7a. [Score].

London: Welcker, [ca. 1775]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication in Italian), [1] (blank), 2-35, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Violin part with basso continuo accompaniment.

Slightly browned; margins with occasional soiling and staining, heavier to title.

First Edition. Scarce. BUC p. 854 (3 copies). RISM P & PP 5613 (1 incomplete copy in the U.S. only, at the Library of Congress). Worldcat (copies at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Research Library and Harvard).

Pugnani, an Italian violinist and composer, "was a vital link in the uninterrupted tradition from Corelli to Viotti... His playing was known for its power, eloquence and rich cantilena; his ‘arco magno’ (grand bowing) became proverbial. He probably played an important part in the development of the modern bow... As a composer Pugnani reached far beyond the violin into the field of opera, symphony and chamber music, and must be considered an important representative of mid-century Italian Classicism... His chamber music stands midway between that of Sammartini and Boccherini... " Boris Schwarz and Marita P. McClymonds in Grove Music Online. Item #26968

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