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Violin Sonata in A major, BA4
composer
sopra lo stile che suona il Prette dalla Chitarra Portoghese

Recordings
'Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas' (CDD22061)
Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro
Track 9 on CDD22061 CD2 [7'23] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Andante
Track 10 on CDD22061 CD2 [3'34] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Allegro
Track 11 on CDD22061 CD2 [4'48] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 4: Minuetto
Track 12 on CDD22061 CD2 [1'12] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Violin Sonata in A major, BA4
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The Sonata ‘in the style of the priest who plays the Portuguese guitar’ (a colleague, perhaps, of Tartini at Padua) is taken up largely with virtuosic passage-work, though it is cast in the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern. The ‘Portuguese guitar’ can presumably be heard in the wild harmonic shifts and clashes of the first and third movements, reminiscent of Iberian folk music. In the slow movement the alternation of improvisatory arpeggios and simple chords is probably meant to represent the characteristic method of playing the Baroque guitar, which interspersed fingered passages with rasgueado (strummed) chords.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1992

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Details for CDD22061 disc 2 track 11
Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-48511
Duration
4'48
Recording date
28 May 1991
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tartini: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 (CDA66485)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: March 1992
    Deletion date: May 2006
    Superseded by CDD22061
  2. Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas (CDD22061)
    Disc 2 Track 11
    Release date: November 2007
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