In Focus Display: Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
27 September 2012 - 16 December 2012, 10:00 - 17:00
Free with Museum admission. Booking not required.
Italian composer, violinist and music theorist Francesco Geminiani was considered by contemporaries to be the equal of Handel and Corelli. Geminiani was a virtuoso violinist and published several important treatises, including The Art of Playing the Violin. This display marks the 250th anniversary of his death and includes the Museum’s portrait of Geminiani, manuscripts and printed music exhibited here for the first time.
Image: Detail from Francesco Geminiani, c.1739 by Andrea Soldi © The Foundling Museum, Gerald Coke Handel Collection