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Hyperion Records

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Portrait of Giuseppe Tartini, Italian School (18th century).
Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Milan / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55334
Recording details: May 2002
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 2003
Total duration: 9 minutes 46 seconds

'In every way this disc is superior to any Tartini recording I've ever heard: the soloist is in breathtaking form … in the quiet repose sometimes offered by the slow movements she and her wonderful continuo team are as eloquent as can be. One of my favourite discs this month' (Early Music Review)

'Both the music and performances on this disc will stimulate anyone with more than a passing interest in violin music and its performance' (The Irish Times)

'The soloist, Elizabeth Wallfisch, strikes a balance between ebullience and refinement. She makes a sweet sound' (The Evening Standard)

'Wallfisch endows the music with the virtuosity and quasi-improvisatory immediacy that is the essence of this tradition … plenty of pizzazz … these concertos never fail to captivate' (San Francisco Chronicle)

Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op 1 Libro 3 No 12
composer
Sei Concerti a 5 del Tartini a G[asparo] Visconti; unknown which composer wrote this concerto; third movement is identical to the finale of Tartini's D Anh III, itself of doubtful authenticity

Allegro  [3'59]
Adagio  [2'13]
Allegro  [3'34]

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