Giuseppe Tartini
Prominent Istrians

 

Selected Works

Non-musical writings:

Musical compositions:

From Edition HH, Music Publishers, Bicester and Bristol: 

  • L'arte del arco - These 50 variations are based on a Gavotte by Arcangelo Corelli. Each variation is a small étude developing an important element of violin technique. Without doubt written for pedagogical reasons, these variations represent the summit of baroque violin technique and are invaluable as a source for teaching. They can be played either by violin alone or with the basso continuo accompaniment which is reproduced at the bottom of every page. [Score (PDF); More]
  • Concerto in E Minor, D.55 - Written by Tartini as a young man, this concerto offers the soloist rewarding opportunities to dazzle. In the initial Allegro, polyphonic writing alternates with virtuouso sections full of runs and double stops. After a brief cadenza, an island of calm is created by the short Largo for violin and cello solo. The final Allegro plays enchantingly with the sicilian dance rhythm, and after a final solo cadenza this charming concerto comes to a close. [More]
  • Concerto in D Major, D.42 - From Tartini's third compositional period, this concerto in three movements has been prepared using the primary source of Tartini's autograph. A beautiful central Larghetto for violins alone is framed by the vivacious opening Presto and the buoyant Allegro assai. An historically important concerto published for the first time. [More]
  • Concerto in G major, D.82 - Over the beautiful second movement Tartini wrote "I know you have no mercy" using his secret code. With the outer movements this concerto is a first class representative of the 18th century concerto. Carefully edited from Tartini's autograph and checked against the only other known source. [More]
  • Concerto in E major D.48 - Prepared from all four known sources, this concerto from Tartini's first compositional period emerges as a masterpiece. [More]

Selected discography:

Until the arrival of the compact disc in 1983, much of Tartini's repertoire was difficult to locate on out of print LP records.  A resurgence of interest in baroque music spearheaded by new original instrument recordings in the 1980s and 1990s has made a good selection of Tartini's music available.

LP RECORDINGS

Concertos & Sonatas: 
Concerto in A major D.96 
Concerto in B minor D.125 
Concerto in C major D.2 
Concerto in G major for Flute, Strings & Continuo 
Concerto in D minor D.115 
Sonata A Quatre in G major for String Orchestra 
Concerto in D major for Cello, Strings & Continuo 
Variations on a Theme by Corelli for Violin & Continuo Sonata a tre in D minor 
Sonata in D minor for solo Violin 
Sonata in A major "Pastoral" for Violin & Continuo 
Sonata a tre in D major 
Sonata in G minor Op.1 No.10
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Piero Toso (violin), Severino Zannerini (cello), Edoardo Farina (harpsichord), Claudio Scimone/I Solisti Veniti & Italian Baroque Quartet

RS RZ 6538/1-3 (3 LP)

2 Concerti for Violin: 
Concerto in E minor D.56 
Concerto in G for Violin, Strings & Conitnuo D.83
Salvatore Accardo/English Chamber Orchestra

Philips 9502 089

CD RECORDINGS

Concerto For Violin Franco Gulli (v), Milan Orchestra

Sarx 2004

Concertos for Violin 
Concerto for Violin in G major, D 78 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 15 
Concerto for Violin in C, D 12
Beatrice Antonioni (v), Silvano Frontalini/Kaunas Chamber Orchestra

Bongiovanni GB 2177

Concerto for Violin in A, D 96 
Concerto for Violin in E major 
Symphony in A
Felix Ayo (v), Orchestra Rossini Di Pesaro

Dynamic CDS 92

3 Concerti for Violin (Vol. 2): 
Concerto for Violin and BC in G, Op 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill" 
Concerto for Violin in E, D 56 
Concerto for Violin in B, D 125
Felix Ayo (v), Symphonia Perusina Orchestra

Dynamic CDS 131

12 Violin Concertos for Violin and Orchestra Op 1 
Concerto for Violin in g, D 85 
Concerto for Violin in e, D 55 
Concerto for Violin in F, D 60 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 15 
Concerto for Violin in F, D 58 
Concerto for Violin in A, D 89 
Concerto for Violin in A minor, D 111 
Concerto for Violin in A, D 91 
Concerto for Violin in F, D 59 
Concerto for Violin in G, D 71 
Concerto for Violin in A, D 88 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 18
Giovanni Guglielmo, Federico Guglielmo, Carlo Lazari (v); Giovanni Guglielmo/L'Arte del Arco

Dynamic CDS 160/1-3 (3 CDs)

3 Concertos for Violin (Vol. 1): 
Concerto for Violin in G major, D 78 
Concerto for Violin in C, D 12 
Concerto for Violin in F, D 67 
Felix Ayo (v), Felix Ayo/I Giovani Musici di Roma

Dynamic CDS 163

Concertos for Violin (Vol. 2)

Dynamic CDS 190 

3 Concertos for Violin: 
Concerto in E minor, D56 
Concerto in A major, D96 
Concerto in A minor, D113
Uto Ughi (v),Claudio Scimone/I Solisti Veniti

Erato ECD88096

3 Concertos for Violin: 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 45A 
Concerto for Violin in E, D 56 
Concerto for Violin in G, D 86 
Thomas Furi (v),Thomas Furi/Camerata Bern

Novalis 1500922

4 Concerti for Violin: 
Concerto for Violin in E, D 56 
Concerto for Violin in B, D 125 
Concerto for Violin in G major, D 78 
Concerto for Violin in A, D 96
Carlo Chiarappa (v), Accademia Bizantina

Denon 78969 

5 Concerti for Violin: 
Concerto for Violin in F, D 68 
Concerto for Violin in G, D 83 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 30 
Concerto for Violin in A, D 95 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 24
Andre Gertler (v), Edmond de Stoutz/Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Hungaroton HCD 31529 

5 Concertos for Violin: 
Concerto for Violin in D, D 15 
Concerto for Violin in G major, D 78 
Concerto for Violin in Bb, D 123 
Concerto for Violin in Bb, D 80 
Concerto for Violin in a, D 115
Gordon Nikolitch (v), Arie Van Beek/Auvergne Orchestra

Olympia OCD 475

Concertos for Violin (Vol. 2): 
Concerto for Violin in C, D 12 
Concerto for Violin in E, D 51 
Concerto for Violin in Bb, D 117 
Concerto for Violin in d, D 45
Gordon Nikolitch (v), Arie Van Beek/Auvergne Orchestra

Olypmpia OCD 476

Violin Concertos. Cello Concerto. Concerti Grossi 
nos 3 & 5
Banchini,Gatti,Dieltiens/Ensemble 415

Harmonia Mundi 901548

SONATAS

Sonatas for Violin Estournet/Pollet/Hirsch

Arts 47298

Sonata for Solo Violin (8) Andrea Cappelletti

Koch 311262

Five sonatas for violin and basso continuo: 
Sonata in G minor, op.2 n.7 (Brainard g 11) 
Sonata in Bb major, op. posth (Brainard Bb 3) "Staggion bella" 
Sonata in G minor, op.1 n.10 (Brainard g 10) "Didone abbandonata" 
Sonata in A major, op.1 n.9 (Brainard A 15) 
Sonata in G major, op.1 n.4 (Brainard G 17) 
Fabio Biondi (violin), Maurizio Naddeo (violoncello), Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord), Pascal Monteilhet (theorbo) 

Opus III 59-9205

Devil's Trill and other sonatas: 
Sonata in G minor, op 1/10 (Didone abbandonata); Sonata in C minor, op 1/8; 
Sonata in F major, op 1/2; Pastorale in A major; Sonata in F major op 1/12; 
Sonata in G minor (The Devil's Trill)
Elizabeth Wallfisch (v),Locatelli Trio

Hyperion 66430

Violin Sonatas Volume 2:  
Sonata in D major, BD19;  
Sonata in B flat major, BB1; 
Sonata in A major, BA4; 
Sonata in B flat major, BB5 (op 5 No 6)
Elizabeth Wallfisch (v), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord) - Locatelli Trio

Hyperion 66485 

10 Sonatas, Op 8: 

Sonata No.1 in F major 
Sonata No.2 in D Major 
Sonata No.3 in G Minor 
Sonata No.4 in C Major
Sonata No.5 in G Major 
Sonata No.6 in E Flat Major 
Sonata No.7 in A Major 
Sonata No.8 in D Major 
Sonata No.9 in F Minor 
Sonata No.10 in A Major

Elizabeth Wallfisch (v), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (piano) - Locatelli Trio 
* with Rachel Isserlis (v) 

Hyperion 67021 (2CD) 

Sonate del Tasso: 
Sonata XV in G major for violin & basso continuo 
Sonata XVII in D major for violin & basso continuo 
Sonata XIX in D major for violin & basso continuo 
Sonata XII in G major for violin & basso continuo
Jean Estournet (violin), Therese Pollet (violincello), Hans Ludwig Hirsch (claivembalo & organ)/Accademia Claudio Monteverdi

Venetia CVF 1

6 Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord Guglielmo (v)/Coen (hrpchrd)

Musicaimmage101

Sources:

  • Edition HH, Music Publishers, Bicester and Bristol - http://www.editionhh.co.uk/index.htm
  • http://members.tripod.com/~go54321/tartini.html

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