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Tommaso Giordani

Tommaso Giordani (Naples, 1740 / Dublin, 1806).
He began his English career in 1762 at the Haymarket Theater in London, where he sang in a comic opera. After earning a living teaching music in the English capital, he tried to found an opera company in Dublin around 1783. This venture was unsuccessful and had to fail. Giordani remained in Ireland for the rest of his life and was known as a teacher and composer. His production included about twenty operas, lyrics, sung, various chamber music, as well as some piano or flute concerts. The fact that three collections of duets were published means that Giordani enjoyed great popularity in this field. The sonata published here requires a certain virtuosity, especially in the passages that use a typically violinist writing.