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Francesco Bathioli

(? - 1830?)
a guitarist of probable Italian origins in Vienna

Francesco (Franz) Bathioli was a guitarist composer of probable Italian origin. He lived in the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Centuries. He was active primarily in Vienna, where he moved in 1825; here his most important compositions for guitar were published, a dozen in all. He moved to Venice during the last years of his life. We know with some certainty that his death occurred in 1830.

Among his best works should be mentioned the Concert for guitar and string quartet, Op.3, and his chamber music with guitar. In the available lists of his guitar works there is no opus number one; from the scant available information, we can hazard the guess that it is the Ventiquattro lezioni, his only listed work with no opus number. Bathioli published also a Method for guitar; no copy is known to exist.

In some references the name of Bathioli has often been mistaken for “Barthioli”.

(Transl. M. Penny)

Known printed works of Francesco Bathioli

  1. VARIAZIONI Op. 2 (two guitars)

    Variations brillantes / sur un theme du Ballet / Nina / pour / deux guitarres / composées et dediées/a Monsieur le Baron/de Bretfeld Chlumczansky/Chambella et Coseiller.../par/Felix Horetzky, Diabelli, Vienna.
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen

  2. CONCERTO POLACCA Op. 3 (four guitars)

    Diabelli, Vienna.
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen

  3. POT POURRI Op. 3 (two guitars)

    Pot Pourri / pour deux guitares / par / Bathioli, ~ 1828
    Source: Diabelli Vienna Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde Wien

  4. DODICI VALZER Op. 4 (guitar)

    Diabelli, Vienna
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  5. GRAND VARIATIONS Op. 5 (flute & guitar)

    Grandes Variations / concertantes / pour / flute et guitarre / sur le theme de Mr. Himel / An Alexis send ich dich / composées et dediées / a son Altesse le Prince / Frederic de Lubomirsky / par / Francois Bathioli, Cappi & Diabelli, Vienna
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  6. POT POURRI Op. 6 (flute, viola & guitar)

    Pot pourri / pour / flute viole et guitare / composé et dedié / Monsieur / Charles Schon / par son ami / Francois Bathioli, Diabelli, Vienna, c.1825
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  7. RONDÒ Op. 7 (guitar)

    Diabelli, Vienna, c.1825
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  8. GRANDI VARIAZIONI Op. 8 (guitar)

    Diabelli, Vienna, c.1825
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  9. POT POURRI Op. 9 (two guitars)

    Pot Pourri pour deux guitares / par / Bathioli, Diabelli, Vienna, c.1828
    Source: Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde Wien, Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  10. GUITAR METHOD

    Diabelli, Vienna, c.1825
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

  11. 24 LESSONS Op. 24 (guitar)

    24 / angernehme harmonische / Lectionen / fur die / guitare / verfasst von / Franz Bathioli c.1826
    Source: Det Kongelige Bibliotek Copenhagen

Bibliographic Notes

  • Peter Pieters, La chitarra terzina nella prima metà del secolo XIX in il Fronimo no.73, p. 38-53.