Tartini: Violin Concertos

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Tartini: Violin Concertos

Chouchane Siranossian, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon

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Issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, baroque violinist Chouchane Siranossian's 2020 anthology for Alpha Classics rounds up five concertos (one of them a newly identified work) by the Italian master Giuseppe Tartini in marvellously stylish performances with the Venice Baroque Orchestra under Andrea Marcon. In his post as music director of the orchestra of the Franciscan Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Tartini composed around 160 concertos that we know of, and he played a key role in the development of the violin with his famed technical flair, influential teaching and scholarly writing, most notably in his two treatises on performance practice ('embellishments)' and theory ('music according to the true science of harmony'). Colleagues spoke admiringly of his ability to make the violin speak and sing – 'a supernatural gift', as one of his contemporaries put it. read more

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    Record Label

    Alpha

    Released

    6 March 2020

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