The manuscript score is entitled 'Passage in form of Cadenza'. It is a short exercise for theCollege of Violinists, attributed to Guido Papini. c.1890.
Autograph music manuscript by Guido Papini (1847-1912), violinist and composer,c.1890
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- Dates of Creation1890
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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Guido Papini was born at Camaiore near Lucca, Italy on 1 August 1847. He was a pupil of theviolin professor Giorgetti and made his debut at the age of 13 in Spohr's third concerto inFlorence. He made regular visits to London and in 1893 became principal violin professor at theRoyal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. He retired in 1896 through ill health but continued to provideprivate tuition and to compose. His published compositions comprise two concertos for violin andcello, a violin school 'Exercises de mcanisme pour le violin seul', and smaller pieces such as the'Feuillets d'Album'. He published songs, trios for two violins and piano, a quartet for threeviolins and piano and edited the 24 'Caprices' by Paganinini. Papini died in London on 3 October1912.
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