TARTINI secondo natura (2015) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Album title: TARTINI secondo natura
Performer: Sigurd Imsen, baroque violin (#1-6) and Hardanger fiddle (#7-9); Tormod Dalen, baroque cello; Hans Knut Sveen, cembalo
Genre: Classical
Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
Location: Jar Church, Norway
Release date: December 2015
Recording date: June 2014
Original Quality: Mastering in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 0:51:17
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 11850 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 11.46 GB

Amongst a plethora of musical styles and genres extant during the mid-18th century, the music of Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) finds a special place. Despite a quintessential expressive style of performance and embellishment, he was to become and remain influential across the known musical world, and his legacy was essential to violin playing for at least the next century. Tartini’s obscure writings about Nature and music reveal a close relationship to widespread ideas of a time that was to become known as The Age of Reason. However, these came with a twist: his 135 violin concertos and 200 sonatas, of which many are rarely performed today, still appear enigmatic – impalpable and mysterious. The sonorous Hardanger fiddle, an ideal instrument for imitating the traditional Italian bagpipes, appears in this recording as a tribute to the composer’s frequent use of traditional folk music motifs. (more…)

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