Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770) was born in Piran, Istria (Slovenia). His later life centered around his adopted town of Padova (Padua), Veneto, Italy. His parents planned for him a church career but he wanted otherwise and studied to be a lawyer. At the same time, he became a skilled fencer and also honed his already formidable musical abilities. Tartini developed into one of the first truly virtuoso violinists, a first-rate composer, and a musical theorists whose work has influenced musicians and composers ever since.
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Classical Archives: Giuseppe Tartini
Biography and music files offered in MIDI format.
Biographical and musicological material, photos of his town, monuments and medallions, and home, works, the family tomb, and links. Part of a collection of prominent Istrians.
Biography with portrait, family details, noted works, educational and theoretical compositions, and related composer and period information from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Biographical background including his struggles to be and remain married, noted compositional and theoretical works, and a selected discography for LP and CD.
Ornamentation in Giusseppe Tartini's Traité des Agréments
Tartini central to an in-depth study of 18th century violin compositions. Discussion of the appoggiatura, trill and mordent, , illustrations, compound ornaments, and the composer and his school. With conclusions, notes, and bibliography.
Entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia provides biography and background on his becoming a musician against his parents' wishes. Includes noted works and evaluation of his technical and theoretical brilliance.
Tartini, Giuseppe: Biography
Entry from Timothy A. Smith's Sojourn pages includes influences, portrait, definitions of terms, and links.
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