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Tartini: Sonatas For Violin Solo Vol 1 / Crtomir Siskovic

Tartini / Crtomir Siskovic
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 721   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As Petrobelli wrote, Tartini's "declared intent was to achieve in the instrumental field, with a language suited to the nature of the instrument, the affections that are perfectly outlined in the arias of Metastasio's operas." The first sonatas of the collection are mostly structured in three movements, with a slow movement followed by two fast ones, as was Tartini's favourite scheme from the eighth sonata, instead, the structure in four movements becomes predominant, with a rich variety of formal patterns. Some movements bear mottos and literary quotations (like Metastasio's arias, frequently used also in the concertos, or Tasso's Aria Lieto ti prendo with which Tartini opens his Sonata No. 12 in G major, taken from the 12th canto of the Read more Gerusalemme liberata). In them Tartini makes a fine display of his inexhaustible melodic creativity, always shunning easy symmetries and predictable developments. There are many passages with polyphonic hints, although virtuosity always appears subject to expressiveness and never a simple show of bravura. Frequent also are the hints and melodic inflections echoing popular songs and dances of the day, as for example in the Canzone Venetiana of the Sonata No. 12 in G major, or the second movement (Allegro assai) of the Sonata No. 5 in F major. Tartini is never obvious and even less predictable secluded in his Padua, he was a self-contained composer who disdained the world around him and possessed the creative power typical of - indeed, almost exclusive to - great anachronistic men. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 9 (A1) in A major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 7 in A minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1770; Italy 
3. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 2 (d1) in D minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 13 (b1) in B minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 1 in G major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
6. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 4 in C major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
7. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 3 in D major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 5 in F major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: b 
Written: Italy 
9. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 6 in E minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
10. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 7 in A minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1770; Italy 
11. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 8 in G minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
12. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 10 in B flat major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
13. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 11 in E major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
14. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 12 in G major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
15. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 14 in G major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
16. Sonate piccole (26) for Violin solo: no 15 in G major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Crtomir Siskovic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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