Mauro Giuliani: 14 Balli Nazionali op. 24 are among the first easy pieces which Giuliani published in Vienna after he arrived there in about 1806. Some of them are easy in that there are many open bass strings, A, E, D.
The Tarantella (no. 14) alone makes this collection worthwhile. Goethe was enthusiastic about the frenzied energy of this dance, and
Emma Hamilton herself danced it. It doesn’t have a written-out ending but seems to go on and on.
This set is one of five sets of dances by Giuliani which I published with Tecla Editions in 2006 in a printed book entitled Dances of 1810.
At the end of this file, after the music, you can read the full preface to that book which will cast more light on the circumstances of this
You can see the FIRST PART FREE here.