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João Domingos Bomtempo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃ duˈmĩɡuʃ bõˈtẽpu]; also Buontempo; Lisbon, 28 December 1775 – Lisbon, 18 August 1842) was a Portuguese classical pianist, composer and pedagogue.
Bomtempo was the son of an Italian musician in the Portuguese court orchestra, and studied at the Music Seminary of the Patriarchal See in Lisbon. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he was not interested in opera and, in 1801, instead of going to Italy, he traveled to Paris, where he started a career as a virtuoso pianist. He moved to London in 1810 and became acquainted with liberal circles in that city.
During 1822 he returned to Lisbon, and founded there a Philharmonic Society to promote public concerts of contemporary music. After the Portuguese civil war between liberals and absolutists had resulted in a liberal victory, Bomtempo became a music teacher to the young Queen Maria II of Portugal and first Director of the National Conservatory, created in 1835 to replace the old Patriarchal Seminary, which had been abolished by the new liberal regime.
Bomtempo composed a vast number of concertos (many of them newly published by, sonatas, variations and fantasies for the piano. His two known symphonies are the first to be produced by a Portuguese composer. But his largest work, and probably his masterpiece, is his Requiem in memory of Luís de Camões, which has been released on CD.
Op. 1 \ Piano Sonata No. 1 in F major Op. 2 \ Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major (ca. 1804) Op. 3 \ Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor (ca. 1800-1810) Op. 4 \ Fandango & Variations for piano Op. 5 \ Piano Sonata No. 2 in C minor Op. 6 \ Introduction, 5 variations & fantasy on Paisiello's favorite air for piano Op. 7 \ Piano Concerto No.3 in G minor Op. 8 \ Capriccio & Variations on God save the King for piano in E flat major Op. 9 No.1 \ Piano Sonata No. 3 in E flat major Op. 9 No.2 \ Piano Sonata No. 4 in C major Op. 9 No.3 \ Sonata for violin and harpsichord in E major Op. 10a \ Hymno lusitano (cantata); Arrangement by the composer for piano 4-hands titled: March of Lord Wellington Op. 10b \ La Virtù Trionfante (cantata) Op. 11 \ Symphony No.1 in E flat major Op. 12 \ Piano Concerto No.4 in D major (1811-1812) Op. 13 \ Piano Sonata No. 5 in C major Op. 14 \ Fantasia for piano in C minor Op. 15 No.1 \ Piano Sonata No. 6 in A flat major Op. 15 No.2 \ Piano Sonata No. 7 in G minor Op. 15 No.3 \ Variations for piano on a popular French song Op. 16 \ Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 17 \ A paz da Europa (cantata) Op. 18 No.1 \ Piano Sonata No. 8 in G major Op. 18 No.2 \ Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor Op. 18 No.3 \ Piano Sonata No.10 in E flat major Op. 19 \ 12 Studies for piano (1816) Op. 20 \ Piano Sonata No.11 in E flat major Op. 21 \ Variations for piano on a theme from Die Zauberflöte in G minor Op. 22 \ Variations for piano on a theme from Alessandro in Efeso in B flat major Op. 23 \ Requiem in C minor (1819-1820) Op. 24 \ Piano Concerto No.5 in C minor/major