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the Devil's Trill
Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini
A brand new recording by Palladians featuring programmatic sonatas by Tartini, including the famous Devil's Trill Sonata (inspired by a dream in which he made a pact with the Devil). Also included is a sonata by Veracini, whose skilful playing was a great influence on the young Tartini.
Famed throughout Europe as a pre-eminent virtuoso, Tartini was a private, secretive man, only revealing his true character through secret codes in his manuscripts.
Tartini's programmatic sonatas ('Didone Abandonata' and 'The Devil's Trill' - a deservedly celebrated masterpiece) display his intense pictorial inward gaze that sets him apart from his many Italian
Veracini's legendary virtuosity (which led Tartini to temporarily withdraw into solitary practice) created a storm of success in England and led to the popular toast 'One God, One King, and One Veracini!'
Palladians is firmly established on the international stage as one of the very best chamber groups performing baroque repertoire. Constant critical acclaim, a reputation for dashing, intelligent musicianship and a warm, spontaneous on-stage manner has led this virtuoso ensemble to give numerous concert and radio performances.
Palladians are five times winners of the prestigious Diapason d'Or Award, (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2000) and has twice had albums named Gramophone "Editor's Choice".
A group whose quick-witted inventiveness and almost supernatural internal rapport never fail to delight.
Rodolfo Richter - violin
Susanne Heinrich - viola da gamba
Silas Standage - harpsichord
William Carter - archlute & baroque guitar
Sonata in g minor, Op.1 No.4 'The Devil's Trill'
1. I: Larghetto affetuoso 6.33
2. II: Allegro-Tempo giusto 5.24
3. III: Sogni del autore: Andante - Allegro assai - The Devil's Trill 5.51
Sonata in g minor, Op.1 No.10 'Didone abbandonata'
4. I: Affetuoso 8.28
5. II: Presto 2.33
6. III: Allegro 4.02
FRANCESCO MARIA VERACINI
Sonata in A major, Op.1 No.7
7. I: Cantabile 1.57
8. II: Larghetto 2.16
9. III: Allegro 3.10
10. IV: Largo 1.50
11. V: Allegro 1.59
12. Sonata in e minor, Op.1 No.5: Largo 3.13
Sonata in A major, Op.1 No.13 'Pastorale'
13. I: Grave 3.27
14. II: Allegro 3.26
15. III: Largo - Presto - Largo - Presto - Andante 3.02
16. Grave in d minor 4.12
Total Time: 61.23
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