12 May in Fontanetto Po, Vercelli. He receives his first musical
instruction from his father, a blacksmith and amateur horn-player.
||As a guest
of the Marchioness of Voghera, and supported by Bishop Ror, he
continues with his musical studies at her palace in Turin.
a member of the royal chapel.
on tour with Pugnani in Geneva, Dresden and Berlin where he publishes
his "Concerto for Violin no. 3". He then goes to Poland
and to Russia where he plays for Catherine II.
March he performs at the "Concert Spirituel" and achieves
in concert playing at court and in private circles.
for Marie Antoinette from whom he receives very large fees.
contacts with Cherubini.
"Sinfonie Concertanti" are performed at the "Concert
Auti‚ he opens the Theatre de Monsieur (located in the Tuileries
he leaves Paris to escape the Terror and establishes himself in
||On 7 February
he debuts in a series of concerts performed in Hanover Square.
appointed manager of performances at the King's Theatre.
into contact with Haydn.
William Cramer as conductor at the King's Theatre.
of Jacobin sympathies, he leaves England and finds refuge in Schonfeld
(Hamburg) where he composes his six "Duos Concertants op.
to London and becomes involved in the wine trade. Meets and shares
the company of Lord Byron and Walter Scott.
the founders of the London Philharmonic Society. He dedicates
his "Concerto for Violin n. 27" to the Duke of Cambridge
who is one of the patrons of the LPS.
to Paris. Supported by Louis XVIII he is appointed director of
the Teatro Italien and the Op‚ra (1819). He is entrusted with
organising the performance of "Don Giovanni" and "Cosi
fan Tutte" by Mozart, "Il
Matrimonio Segreto" by Cimarosa, and "Il Turco in Italia",
"Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Otello" by
||On 3 March
he dies in London while living at the home of his loyal friends
the Chinnery family.