Tartini: Violin Concertos

Tartini: Violin Concertos

by Elizabeth Wallfisch
     
 

The violin concertos of Giuseppe Tartini's Op. 1 were composed and issued in the late 1720s and early 1730s , in what might now be called the publication event stretched over several years. They contain elements of the clearly structured Baroque style Tartini inherited from Vivaldi and Corelli, of the more flamboyantSee more details below

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The violin concertos of Giuseppe Tartini's Op. 1 were composed and issued in the late 1720s and early 1730s , in what might now be called the publication event stretched over several years. They contain elements of the clearly structured Baroque style Tartini inherited from Vivaldi and Corelli, of the more flamboyant virtuoso style familiar from the composer's Devil's Trill, and, often in the finales, of the lighter style of the mid-century. In this selection of five concertos, originally issued in 2003, Australian historical-instrument veteran Elizabeth Wallfisch and Britain's Raglan Baroque Players emphasize the first and to an extent the third of these. Wallfisch's readings are measured, on the slow side, and technically very strong. Where Tartini offers an entire movement that breaks the Vivaldian pattern, such as the fugue inserted into the "Violin Concerto in G minor" (track 5) or the bewitching movement simply labeled "Cantabile" in the same concerto, her readings are persuasive. The big Allegro movements are somewhat less so. Tartini's prodigious powers as a violinist and performer were documented early in his life, and these performances don't quite have the flavor of music that began to draw violinists from all over Europe to study with Tartini in Padua. Still, Wallfisch carefully renders the rhythmic breaking-up of the homogeneous Baroque line that Tartini attempted in these concertos, and the crisp strings of the Raglan group sound attractive in the hands of leader Nicholas Kraemer and Hyperion's top-notch engineers. Anyone with a collection of High Baroque instrumental music will enjoy this album and the spirit of freshness in the music it contains.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571153346
catalogNumber:
55334

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto in D major, D. 15 (Op. 1/4)  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  2. Violin Concerto in F major, D. 58 (Op. 1/5)  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  3. Violin Concerto in C major (UC Berkeley Ms.)  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  4. Violin Concerto in G minor, D. 85 (Op. 1/1)  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  5. Work(s): Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op. 1/12: Allegro  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch
  6. Work(s): Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op. 1/12: Adagio  - Giuseppe Tartini  - Nicholas Kraemer  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Raglan Baroque Players  - Elizabeth Wallfisch

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