Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tartini, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Tartini(1692-1770), Italian violinist and composer, born in Pirano(Slovenia now), studied law at the Padua University, and studied music from "Padre Boemo" and then played in the opera orchestra. After hearing Veracicni's playing in Venice, he worked to perfect his own playing. He was appointed "primo violino e capo di concerto" at St. Antonio in Padua, in 1723 until 1726 he was employed by Court Kinsky at Prague; he then returned to Padua. He composed 125 violin concertos, and about 175 violin sonatas. His most popular work is "Trillo del Diavolo(Devil's Trill)".

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