born in 1822 in Genova, Liguria, Italy
died on 6/5/1872 in London, England, United Kingdom
Giulio Regondi (1822 in either Geneva or Lyon May 6, 1872 in London) was an Italian classical guitarist, concertinist and composer.
Regondi was a child prodigy. Fernando Sor dedicated his Souvenir d'amitié, op. 46 to Regondi in 1831, when the boy was just nine.
There is a reference to his appearing in London in 1831, presented as a child prodigy of the guitar. Most of Regondi's music was written for the English system concertina however, at which he was a virtuoso, though his guitar music is probably better known. His works for solo guitar comprise a set of etudes and five larger works.
- Nocturne 'Rêverie', op. 19 for guitar
- Fête villageoise 'Rondo caprice', op. 20 for guitar
- Air varié No. 1, op. 21 for guitar
- Air varié No. 2, op. 22 for guitar
- Introduction and caprice, op. 23 for guitar
- Ten Etudes for guitar
- Fantasia on English Airs for concertina and piano
- Leisure Moments (1 - 6) for concertina and piano (1857)
- Morceau de Salon for concertina and piano
- Recollections of Home for concertina
- Ecce Ridente il Cielo for concertina (1876)
- (Italian) Articles on Regondi by Alessandro Boris Amisich
- Giulio Regondi in Ireland by Thomas Lawrence (ref)
- Concert Works for Guitar opp.19-23 edited by Simon Wynberg (Chanterelle Verlag)
- Air varié de lopera de Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi edited by Stefan R. Hackl (Editions Orphée)
- Giulio Regondi: Ten Etudes revised and edited by Matanaya Ophee (Editions Orphée)
- Sheet music
- Rischel & Birket-Smith's Collection of guitar music 1 Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark
- Boije Collection The Music Library of Sweden
- George C. Krick Collection of Guitar Music Washington University
- Free scores by Giulio Regondi in the International Music Score Library Project
- Images of Giulio Regondi (Royal Academy of Music)
- Giulio Regondi, "The Young Guitar player as he appeared on the 3rd of Sepr. at the Royal Adelphi Theatre."
- Image (Article: A 41-cent emendation)
- The Times, Thursday, Jun 16, 1831; pg. 3; Issue 14566; col A NEW MUSICAL FUND:...An interesting little boy of the name of Regondi, apparently between six and seven years of age, performed a fantasia on the guitar, with most manly power and surprising brilliancy. He was seated on a stool, which was placed on the pianoforte...
- The Times, Wednesday, Apr 26, 1837; pg. 5; Issue 16400; col C : GREAT CONCERT-ROOM KINGS THEATRE...There was also a novelty in the shape of an instrument called a concertina, an improvement on the accordion, which has been such a favourite musical toy for the last two or three years. The tones of this instrument are sweet and pleasing; but far more striking than the concertina itself were the feeling and ease with which it was played by that clever little boy Giulio Regondi, who executed several intricate passages with surprising facility and precision.