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Giuseppe Tartini
Tartini and the devil
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Tartini cdc 017
Tartini/Boccherini cdc 017/018
Tartini and the violin, the violin and the Devil, the Devil and Tartini. These connections are very widely in today’s general culture. The link between Tartini and the violin arises because of his great contribution to that instrument - an instrument full of magic and devilry not least because of its special identification with
the gypsies, a mysterious people of sorcery and charms, a race in part Christian and in part pagan. Tartini’s name is linked to that of the Devil because of that very famous "trillo".
Tartini was a troubled but dynamic man, both a great theorist and a great player. He was a musician and composer who belonged to a period of transition, to that changeover from the late Baroque to Classicism. His compositions for the most part were Sonatas and Concertos, but only a hundred or so (out of a total of about three hundred and fifty) were published during his life-time. The Sonatas are structured along itentical lines - an Adagio followed by two fast movements. The Concertos are intricate and complicated in their first movements; the slow middle section is evocative of song; and the final parts are lively and fast.
Tartini’s works of musical theory are also worthy of note. His theory of the "third sound" (or combination tones) was well expressed in a number of publications:
  • Trattato di Musica secondo la vera scienza dell’Armonia (1754)
  • De’ principi dell’armonia musicale nel diatonico genere (1767)
  • Traite des agrements (published posthumously in Paris in 1771)

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