Giuseppe Tartini

These trio sonatas come from a set of 12 published in London in 1750 "at the composer's expence" (more than likely in a pirate edition!) Tartini was a formidable virtuoso violinist, but the demands of this and the other eleven sonatas are modest, with only occasional forays into third position. Dr. Burney, the celebrated English music historian wrote: "Though he made Corelli his model in the purity and simplicity of his modulation, he far surpassed that composer in the fertility and originality of his invention; not only in the subjects of his melodies, but in the truly cantabile manner of treating them. Many of his adagios want nothing but words to be excellent pathetic opera songs."
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TAR001.1

Sonata in D (TAR001)

This is the 4th of the set.
1. Andante 2. Allegro
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.
TAR003.1

Sonata in F (TAR003)

This is the 6th of the set.
1. Allegro 2. Adagio
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.
TAR002.1

Sonata in G (TAR002)

This is the 5th of the set, and it has a rustic feeling.
1. Largo / Allegro assai 2. Andante
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.
TAR004.1

Sonata in A (TAR004)

This is the 11th sonata of the set.
1. Andante 2. Allegro assai
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.
TAR005.1

Sonata in A (TAR005)

This is the last of the set.
1. Andante 2. Allegro assai
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.