The Mysterious case of La Montanari

La Montanari. Sonata per Camera a Violino solo, Dedicato al merito impareggiabile del Sig:re Antonio Montanari insigne Sonatore di Violino, Da un suo divoto servo ammiratore della sua virtù.” 

[La Montanari. Chamber Sonata for Solo Violin, dedicated to the incomparable merit of Signor Antonio Montanari, distinguished player of the violin, by a devoted servant who admires his skill]

Giuseppe Valentini dedicated this careful handwritten autograph and this beautiful sonata to his friend and colleague Antonio Montanari. It is undoubtedly a precious and personal gift from Valentini to Montanari, who would certainly receive with joy such a tremendous and valuable tribute. How is it possible that this sonata ended up in the hands of a very young Pisendel soon to be composed? In addition, the score that Pisendel took to Dresden was not a copy, as many others, if not the autograph manuscript that Valentini dedicated to Montanari.

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