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Giuseppe Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill” Sonata: An Arrangement and Recording for Solo Violin

Abstract This document is comprised of an arrangement and recording of Giuseppe Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill” Sonata for solo violin, and includes historical background, an exploration of Italian ornamentation, and a structural analysis. The original work was written for violin and basso continuo. The author was inspired to create this arrangement for solo violin based on accounts that Tartini liked to perform this work unaccompanied.

The first three chapters focus on events from Tartini’s early life that influenced his compositional style. Chapters four and five provide an overview of Italian ornamentation, and explore five documents that were used to support decisions in creating the arrangement: Giovanni Luca Conforto’s The Joy of Ornamentation; Giu... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor da Cruz Ribeiro e Rodrigues, Christiano E (Author) / Swartz, Jonathan (Advisor) / Buck, Nancy (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Arrangement / Devil / Solo / Sonata / Tartini / Trill
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 113 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis
  Tartini I b.mp3
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Description Tartini "Devil's Trill" Sonata: Movement I
  Tartini III a.mp3
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Description Tartini "Devil's Trill" Sonata: Movement III
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Description Tartini "Devil's Trill" Sonata: Movement II