Tartini and his pupils
Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra
Soloist: Črtomir Šiškovič, violin
G. Tartini: Sinfonia a 4
A. Morigi:Violin concerto in D major no.2, op. 3
M. Stratico: Sinfonia a 4
J. G. Naumann: Violin concerto in A major
Giuseppe Tartini is considered one of the leading European virtuosi and composers of the eighteenth century, whose remarkable oeuvre and achievements in various fields far exceeded the boundaries of the lands in which he lived and worked. He was a virtuoso violinist, composer, music theorist and music teacher, and perhaps the most prominent figure associated with the little town of Piran, on Slovenia’s coast He mainly composed for violin and string orchestra, but his theoretical and didactic works are also extremely important, and through his teaching and treatises on music he had a significant influence on the development of violin technique and music in general. The programme of this concert includes works by Tartini and others by his pupils. The rarely performed violin concertos by Stratico, Lombardini, Morigi and Naumann have become a regular part of the repertoire of the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra. They have already performed them in a concert at the church of San Giovanni in Tuba (near Trieste) and are in the process of recording them for the Dynamic label. The soloist is the virtuoso violinist Črtomir Šiškovič, a remarkable connoisseur of Tartini’s music.