mercoledì 29 ottobre 2014

Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen - 6 Violin Concertos Op.III

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Tutorial Letter to Maddalena Lombardini (Signora Sirmen)
from Giuseppe Tartini.
(italian & english PDF)


Concerto N°1 in B flat major
Concerto N°2 in E major
Concerto N°3 in A major
Concerto N°4 in C major
Concerto N°5 in B flat major
Concerto N°6 in C major

Piroska Vitárius, violin

Savaria Baroque Orchestra
dir. Pál Németh
Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen
Venice, 9 Dec 1745 - Venice, 18 May 1818

Italian composer, violinist and singer.
Unusually for a woman composer at that time, there appear to have been no other musicians in her family and she became famous entirely through her own efforts.
In 1753 she was admitted to the Ospedale dei Mendicanti in Venice, not as an orphan but as a musician who would be an asset to their all-female choir and orchestra.
She must have been an outstanding violinist since in 1760 she was allowed to go to Padua to study with Tartini; as the lessons were delayed, Tartini wrote her a long letter explaining his violin playing methods and the best way to practise.
It was copied in Padua before it was sent and by 1770, because of its importance, it was in print in Italy, shortly followed by translations into English (by Charles Burney), German and French. (...) (segue).

A biography

2 commenti:

  1. That's interesting but I found her music boring.What do you personally think?

  2. I don't think it's actually boring... it has its moments. I find it incapable of hooking my interest for more than a few minutes. But it's very pleasant. Light music.