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Volume 17 brings to an end Dynamic’s series devoted to Giuseppe Tartini’s violin concertos. Giovanni and Federico Guglielmo and Carl Lazari again serve as the soloists on period instruments, with L’Arte dell’arco. They’ve adopted some procedures to bring order to the project. Since this will probably be the last time I have the opportunity to work with these releases, I’d like to repeat briefly their work rules, as stated by their harpsichord player and fellow transcriber, Nicola Reniero. They’ve taken the liberty of filling in what’s missing from Tartini’s manuscripts; they’ve left the choice of alternate solo parts to the soloists; they’ve allowed tempos to vary, generally speeding up in tuttis and playing solos freely; they’ve taken ornamentation from Tartini’s own suggestions and treatise; they’ve composed cadenzas when ones by the composer weren’t available; and they’ve adopted A=442, which they think represents a practice current in Tartini’s time and in the area in which he worked. Danilo Prefumo’s notes identify all the concertos as having come from Tartini’s second period, roughly from 1735. Soloists and ensemble recorded the first CD in September 2009 and the second in August 2010, both in Studio Magister.
All lovers of the violin and its colorful history should be grateful to the Guglielmos, Lazari, and Dynamic for this series, so energetically played and featuring such clear and, at the same time, reverberant recorded sound—and such informative notes. This monument should stand for all time and be a part of every aficionado’s library. Urgently recommended as a whole and in its parts, including this one. A standing ovation for the impossible dream so stunningly made real.
FANFARE: Robert Maxham
Violin Concerto in A Minor, D. 114
Violin Concerto in D Major, D. 25
Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, D. 121
Violin Concerto in D Major, D. 36
Violin Concerto in C Major, D. 11
Violin Concerto in E Major, D. 51
Violin Concerto in D Major, D. 32
Violin Concerto in A Major, D. 98
Violin Concerto in D Major, D. 37
Violin Concerto in G Major, D. 80
Violin Concerto in C Major, D. 6