Giuseppe Cambini (1746 - 1825)
Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini (February 13?, 1746 - 1825?) Italian composer and violinist.
Born in Livorno, Cambini first studied violin with Filippo Manfredi. A legend says that after one of his operas flopped in Naples, Cambini and his fiancee left on a ship that was captured by pirates. A rich Venetian recognized Cambini's talent and purchased his freedom from the pirates.
Regardless of the legend, Cambini arrived in Paris some time before or in 1773, and after one of his Symphonies was played at a Concert Spirituel, his music was published as soon as he wrote it, quickly building ... (Read all)