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Chaconne in G minor

composer

 
Paganini’s compatriot, Bologna-born Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745) established himself as a violinist with the orchestra of the Este court in Modena and as a composer of music for the violin. He is chiefly associated with the Chaconne in G minor, brought to wide attention by Ferdinand David (remembered for premiering Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto) who attributed the work to Vitali after discovering its manuscript in Dresden’s Sächsische Landesbibliothek. Following a published edition in 1867, Vitali’s Chaconne gradually secured popular recognition through numerous arrangements. Despite unfolding in a typically Baroque manner with a set of elaborate variations on an eight-bar theme over a simple ground bass, its startling modulations to remote keys does much to challenge the authenticity of its creator.

from notes by David Truslove © 2020

Recordings

Between the clouds
Studio Master: SIGCD652Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD652 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-20-65214
Duration
10'49
Recording date
23 January 2020
Recording venue
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Tom Lewington
Hyperion usage
  1. Between the clouds (SIGCD652)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2020
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