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Sonata in G minor 'Il trillo del Diavolo', Bg5
composer
1713 according to Lalande; more probably late 1740s
arranger

Recordings
'Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas' (CKD292)
Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas
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'Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas' (CDD22061)
Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas
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'Kreisler: Violin Music' (CDA68040)
Kreisler: Violin Music
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Details
Track 18 on CDA68040 [15'58]
Movement 1: Larghetto affettuoso
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Movement 2: Tempo giusto
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Movement 3: Sogni dell autore: Andante – Allegro assai – Trillo del Diavolo – Andante – Allegro assai – Adagio
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Sonata in G minor 'Il trillo del Diavolo', Bg5
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Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770) once dreamt that Satan played a piece to him with the most amazing trill, and when he awoke tried to capture it on paper as a sonata in G minor, Il trillo del Diavolo (‘The Devil’s trill’). Tartini throws in some pretty devilish trills and indicates that a cadenza may be improvised towards the end of the sonata. Kreisler’s edition, incorporating a realization of the figured bass as well as fingerings and phrasings, provides a fearsome cadenza involving triple- and quadruple-stopping as well as two- and three-note trills. Even in this era of ‘authentic’ performance, it remains popular with violinists who have the technique and stamina for it.

from notes by Tully Potter © 2014

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Details for CDA68040 track 18
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-04018
Duration
15'58
Recording date
4 April 2013
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Rachel Smith
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
Hyperion usage
  1. Kreisler: Violin Music (CDA68040)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: April 2014
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