Tartini: Concertos

Long regarded as a mere "transitional figure" between Corelli and Boccherini, Giuseppe Tartini had to await the very end of the 20th century (and recordings like this one) to be judged at this true worth: as a composer of the very first rank and a violinist of genius. He was also a pedagogue much envied by Leopold Mozart, who plagiarised him copiously. With 130 concertos and 200 sonatas for violin, his musical achievement speaks for itself.

‘Tartini therefore abandoned the rowdy muddles that
deafen the ears and bewilder the brain,
which, imported into Italy the Teutonic craze to ruin good
taste, to this very day enjoy, by
what blindness or fanaticism I know not, so much applause
in the Academies…’

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