Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 07 December 2019

Bononcini, Giovannilocked

  • Lowell Lindgren


Member of Bononcini family

( b Modena, July 18, 1670; d Vienna, July 9, 1747). Composer and cellist , son of (1) Giovanni Maria Bononcini (i).

Giovanni Bononcini moved to Bologna when his father's death made him an orphan at the age of eight. There he studied counterpoint with G.P. Colonna at S Petronio; at the age of 15 he published three instrumental collections and was accepted into the Accademia Filarmonica on 30 May 1686. During the next two years he published three more collections, was engaged at S Petronio as a string player and singer, composed two oratorios which were performed in both Bologna and Modena, and succeeded G.F. Tosi as maestro di cappella at S Giovanni in Monte. For this church he wrote the double-choir masses that were printed as his op.7 in 1688. He composed a new oratorio for Modena in 1690, and in 1691 dedicated his op.8, consisting of well-wrought vocal duets, to Emperor Leopold I and played in the orchestra of the papal legate, the Roman Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

London, Westminster Abbey Library
Münster, Santini-Bibliothek [in D-MÜp]
Manchester, Central Library, Henry Watson Music Library
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Rome, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, Biblioteca
Cardiff, Public Libraries, Central Library
Palo Alto (CA), University, Memorial Library of Music, Department of Special Collections of the Cecil H. Green Library
Schwerin, Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musiksammlung
Sondershausen, Schlossmuseum, Bibliothek [in D-SHm]
London, Royal Academy of Music, Library
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Monteagle Library
Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1er/Koninlijke Bibliotheek Albert I, Section de la Musique
Oxford, Christ Church Library
Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, Houghton Library
Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale [in I-Af]
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Frank V. de Bellis Collection
Oxford, Bodleian Library
London, Guildhall Library
Nottingham, University of Nottingham, Department of Music
Pavia, Biblioteca Universitaria
New Haven (CT), Yale University, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Siena, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati
Florence, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luigi Cherubini
Independence (MO), Harry S. Truman Library
Leipzig, Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek
Aberystwyth, University College of Wales
Rostock, Universität, Universitätsbibliothek
Paris, Conservatoire [in F-Pn]
Milan, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Biblioteca
Bologna, Basilica di S Petronio, Archivio Musicale
Heiligenkreuz, Zisterzienserkloster
Wiesentheid, Musiksammlung des Grafen von Schönborn-Wiesentheid
Brussels, Conservatoire Royal, Bibliothèque, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Bibliotheek
Washington, DC, Library of Congress, Music Division
Chicago, Newberry Library
London, British Library
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftensammlung
Edinburgh, Reid Music Library of the University of Edinburgh
Meiningen, Meininger Museen, Abteilung Musikgeschichte/Max-Reger-Archiv
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Rome, Conservatorio di Musica S Cecilia
Reggio nell'Emilia, Biblioteca Panizzi
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Dept of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Lund, Universitet, Universitetsbiblioteket, Handskriftsavdelningen
Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, sezione Musica
Genoa, Conservatorio di Musica Nicolò Paganini, Biblioteca
Palermo, Conservatorio di Musica Vincenzo Bellini, Biblioteca
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
Naples, Conservatorio di Musica S Pietro a Majella, Biblioteca
London, Royal College of Music, Library
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, sezione Musicale
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Austin, University of Texas at Austin, The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional
Vienna, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Padua, Basilica del Santo, Biblioteca Antoniana
Liège, Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Bibliothèque