Giuseppe Maria Cambini (1746 – c. 1825) was probably born in Livorno, spent time in Spain in Naples and Spain as a young man and then settled in Paris. His work in Paris during the revolutionary period, which he weathered very successfully, included his set of three wind quintets of 1802. Together they constitute some of the first pieces composed for this ensemble. Given their novelty at the time, they are ambitious works; each structurally unique. The first two movements of No 3 are in Sonata Form, but it concludes with a lively Rondo.