|Giuseppe Tartini. 11 Violin Sonatas. Volume 2.|
|Elibron Classics, 2001, 69 pages|
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|Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770), list of works|
|Giuseppe Tartini's parents prayed that their son would become a priest. Their prayers were not answered. Tartini left home at sixteen and became a law student; though he dressed like a cleric, he was known mainly for his intimidating skill with a sword. After a few years, he married - devastating his widowed mother - and supported his new family by performing on the violin. At first, Tartini was merely a freelancer, but he was lucky enough to find a church position that enabled him to perform in concerts in other towns. Enduring despite scandal - he was accused of fathering a bastard child - Tartini established a first-rate violin school and began publishing his compositions. The latter decision was especially fortuitous: not long after becoming established as a composer, he suffered a stroke that ended his performing career. For the rest of his life, he remained active as a composer while living off the income from his teaching.|
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