Felice Giardini (1716-1796)

Felice Giardini was born in Turin in April of 1716. He studied violin with Giovan Battista Somis, former pupil of Arcangelo Corelli and founder of the Turin violin school, and at 20 he joined the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin; then he undertook a series of trips that took him to Germany, France and finally to London, where he lived for 35 years.
There, in a very short time he became famous as skillful and stylish violinist and began attending the cultural and noble atmosphere of the city, obtaining the license by King George II for the release of nine collections of works.
As witnessed by Charles Burney in his pioneering music history, Giardini fame spread to Italy and Germany, and its activities as violinist, composer, impresario and choirmaster, flourished until 1790, when he began his downward spiral, which led him, almost eighty years old, in 1792, to undertake one last trip to Russia, where four years later he died, forgotten and in poverty.
Within this album the Mirus Quartet accompanied by fine soloists are rediscovering his quartets, perfect examples of Giardini great music that led him to win the English aristocracy of his days.


Quartetto n. 6 in Mi bemolle Maggiore per due violini, viola e violoncello
1. Andante 05:54
2. Presto 03:42
3. Grazioso 03:37

Quartetto in Si bemolle Maggiore op. 21 n. 2 per clavicembalo, violino, viola e violoncello
4. Allegro 05:52
5. Grazioso 04:22
6. Allegro assai 03:03

Quartetto in Mi bemolle Maggiore op. 23 n. 1 per violino, due viole e violoncello
7. Andante maestoso 07:05
8. Adagio 02:53
9. Rondò, Allegro 04:20

Quartetto in Re Maggiore op. 25 n. 3 per violino, oboe o flauto, viola e violoncello
10. Andante 05:37
11. Adagio 02:48
12. Allegro 03:57

Quartetto in Mi bemolle Maggiore op. 25 n. 4 per due violini, viola e violoncello
13. Andante 06:45
14. Adagio 03:22
15. Rondò 03:28
  • Composer: Felice Giardini (1716-1796)
  • Performers: Quartetto Mirus
    Giorgio Bottiglioni, viola
    Nicola Campitelli, flute
    Attilio Cantore, harpsichord
  • Musicological Text: Giorgio Bottiglioni
  • Historical Period: Classicism
  • Code: TC 710701
  • Edition: May 2017
  • Barcode: 8007194106503
  • Set: 1
  • Total tracks: 15
  • Total duration: 01:07:05
  • Notes: World Premiere Recording

Distributore e Online Stores

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search