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Matteo P. Bevilacqua

(1772 - 1849)
excellent guitar performer, flutist and composer

Matteo Paolo Bevilacqua was born probably in Florence in 1772. He was present in Vienna in the year 1825, where he was active as a tenor in the Chapel of Prince Esterhazy. His principal work was, however, in the realm of guitar; he was indeed an excellent guitar performer.
He received praises as a concert artist in the Austrian capital; he was also an expert flautist. Bevilacqua has left about sixty printed compositions, published from 1806 to 1827. These consist largely of chamber music with guitar, for two guitars Variations sur la Folia.
most of which is unfortunately lost. He was also the author of a Method for guitar, of which no copy has been found.
He died in Vienna on 22 January, 1849.

Many of his works are fortunately surviving in many Italian and European libraries.

(Transl. M. Penny)

Printed works of Matteo P. Bevilacqua

  1. DUO CONCERTANTE Op. 9, violin & guitar

    Duo concertant / pour la / Guitare et le Violon / composé et dedié / à Monsieur / ALEXANDRE WETZLAR / Baron de Plankenstern / par Mathieu Bevilacqua. Op. 9. / A Vienne au Bureau d’Arts et d’Industrie. PN 477 [1805]. 5, 6 pp. Engraved (~1806). Source: Kenneth Sparr, private library; Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo.

  2. DUETTI CONCERTANTI Op. 10 for flute (violin) & guitar

    Petits / Duos concertants / pour la / guitarre et la flute ou violon / par / Mathieu Bevilacqua. Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Firenze

  3. VARIAZIONI Op. 11, flute & guitar

    Diabelli (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Firenze

  4. VARIAZIONI Op. 12, guitar & piano

    Variations / pour / piano et guitare / Nel cor più non mi sento / par / M.Bevilacqua Op. XII, ~1815, Vienna Thadé Weigl. Source: Muzeum Ceske Hudby Narodni Muzeum, Prague

  5. VARIAZIONI Op. 14, guitar & piano

    Variationen / fur / guitare et pianoforte / von / M.Bevilacqua, ~1828 Vienna, Weigl. Source: Bibliothek Gesellschaft Musikfreunde Wien

  6. QUARTETTO Op. 18, flute, violin, v.cello & guitar

    Quatuor / pour / violon,flute,guitare et violoncelle / composé et dedié / a / Monsieur le Comte / Thadé de Tiszkiewicz / par / Mathieu Bevilacqua, Weigl Vienna, ?

  7. VARIAZIONI Op. 19, flute & guitar

    ~1818 Steiner, Vienna. Source: Biblioteca Privata Terzi, Bergamo

  8. SONATINA Op. 21, two guitars

    Sonatina / a / due chitarre / composta / dal Sig.Matteo Bevilacqua, ~1806, Magasin Impr. Chimique (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Privata Terzi, Bergamo

  9. MARCIA E ANDANTE Op. 24, flute & guitar

    ~1818, Steiner, Vienna. Source: Biblioteca Privata Terzi, Bergamo

  10. QUATTRO DUETTINI Op. 28 (two voices & guitar)

    IV Duettini / con l'accomp.to di chitarra / composti e dedicati / alla Sig.ra Baronessa Maria de Konopka / da / Matteo Bevilacqua ~1807 Artaria Milano. Source: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

  11. CINQUE PICCOLI PEZZI Op. 33, guitar

    1. Steiner (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo
    2. V / Petites Pieces / faciles / pour / la Guitarre seule / composées / par / Mathieu Bevilacqua. / Oeuv: XXXIII. / Vienne / Au Magasin de l'imprimerie chimique I.R. privil. sur le Graben. / PN 1214 [1810]. 5 pp. Lithography. Weinmann p. 75.

  12. VARIAZIONI Op. 34, guitar

    Steiner (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

  13. SONATA Op. 35, two guitars

    Mechetti (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

  14. VARIAZIONI Op. 48, two guitars

    Variations / pour / deux guitarres / sur les folies d'Espagne / composées / par / Matteo Bevilacqua, ~1807, Artaria Vienna. Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Milan

  15. SONATA Op. 50, guitar & piano

    Sonate / pour / le fortepiano / avec accomp.t d'une guitare obligée / composée et dediée / a Monsieur le Comte / Denis de Banffy / par / Mathieu Bevilacqua Op. 50, 1807, Artaria et comp., Vienna. Source: Biblioteca Musicale Greggiati, Ostiglia

  16. VARIAZIONI Op. 62, flute & guitar

    Mechetti (Vienna). SOurce: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

  17. VARIAZIONI Op. 63, flute & guitar

    Mechetti (Vienna) Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo.

  18. DUETTO, two voices & guitar (or piano)

    Duetto / Mille volte oh mio tesoro / coll'accompagnamento di forte piano e chitarra / composto e dedicato / a S.E. la Contessa Anna de Malaith / ... / da / Matteo Bevilacqua, ~1807 Artaria (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Firenze

  19. OTTO CAVATINE, voice, guitar (or piano)

    Otto Cavatine / per.chitarra francese o forte piano / composte e dedicate / a S.E.Lodovico de Widmann / ... / da / Matteo Bevilacqua Orlandini (Trieste). Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Firenze

  20. QUATTRO CAVATINE, voice & guitar

    Quattro Cavatine / per la chitarra / composte e dedicate / al Sig.Gio.Giorgio de Fels / amatore delle belle arti / da Matteo Bevilacqua, ~1817 Cappi (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

  21. RACCOLTA, voice & guitar

    Recueil complet d'Airs / Romances / Rondeaux et Duos des operas / les plus favoris allemans / francois et italiens / avec accompagnement de guitarre / choisis par / Mathieu Bevilacqua, ~1814, Weigl (Vienna). Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio, Firenze

  22. RACCOLTA, voice & guitar

    Colección / de Canciones espanolas / con accompanamiento / de pianoforte y guitarra / de diferentes autores, Madrid. Source: Biblioteca Conservatorio Napoli

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