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Devil's Trill - Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini / Palladians

> Violin Sonata in G minor, "The Devil's Trill" - I. Larghetto Affectuoso
> Violin Sonata in G minor, "The Devil's Trill" - II. Allegro - Tempo giusto
> Violin Sonata in G minor, "The Devil's Trill" - III. Andante - Allegro assai - The Devil's Trill
> Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, g. 10, "Didone abbandonata" - I. Affettuoso
> Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, g. 10, "Didone abbandonata" - II. Presto non troppo
> Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, g. 10, "Didone abbandonata" - III. Allegro
> Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 7 - I. Cantabile
> Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 7 - II. Larghetto
> Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 7 - III. Allegro
> Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 7 - IV. Largo
> Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 7 - V. Allegro
> Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 1 - Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 1: V. Largo
> Sonata Pastorale in A major - I. Grave
> Sonata Pastorale in A major - II. Allegro
> Sonata Pastorale in A major - III. Largo - Presto - Largo - Presto - Andante
> Violin Concerto in D minor, D. 45 - Violin Concerto in D minor, D. 45: II. Grave

Album Summary

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill"
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonatas (12) e una pastorale, Op. 1
>Veracini, Francesco Maria : Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 1
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata e una pastorale in E minor, Op. 1 no 5, Largo
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Work(s)
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Times
This is in many ways a beautiful disc, with exquisite playing from all four members of the authentic instrument group. But the fiendish series of rising double-stopped trills in each of the three quick sections of the last movement of Tartini's infamous sonata lack definition. The loose recitativo rhythm doesn't help. Neither, one suspects, does the baroque pitch. A brighter, thinner tone should surely have helped.

Sunday Times
[The Violin Sonata in G Minor 'Devil's Trill'] is a masterly work, and its Opus 1 companion in the same key, Didone abbandonata (Dido Abandoned), are the great baroque violinist/composer's masterpieces, frequently recorded, but rarely with the gusto and technical address displayed by Rodolfo Richter, the Palladians' "soloist", but a primus inter pares of this outstanding baroque group.

BBC Music Magazine
Finely judged engineering, with the added aural dimension of surround-sound, create an enveloping warmth which intensifies the powerful rhetoric and expressiveness of the performance; this is breath-taking stuff.

Gramophone Magazine
Rodolfo Richter is a perfect violinist for this music, a player whose rock-solid technique, shining liquid tone and easy bowing allow him a rhythmic and lyrical freedom that really does seem to make his instrument sing. As one might expect from the Palladians, the continuo-playing is of a high order, imaginative but never clamouring for attention.

Gramophone Magazine
A group whose quick-witted inventiveness and almost supernatural internal rapport never fail to delight.



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Works Details

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 4 "Devil's Trill"
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1740

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonatas (12) e una pastorale, Op. 1
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1731

>Veracini, Francesco Maria : Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 1
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata e una pastorale in E minor, Op. 1 no 5, Largo
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1731

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonatas (12) e una pastorale, Op. 1
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1734

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Work(s) :: Grave in D minor
  • Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
  • Notes: St Andrew's Church, Toddington UK (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque