Monday, March 19, 2007

Tartini's Art of Bowing

Tartini's Art of Bowing, 50 variations on a theme by Corelli for solo violin, is a really wonderful violin workout. The variations are so much fun to play that it is easy to forget that they are actually good for you. And our kind friends at the Werner Icking Music Archive have a beautiful edition for anyone to download as a PDF. There is a version for violin (the original), and there are also versions for viola, and cello.

The picture here is not about the Art of Bowing, but it is about Tartini's Devil's Trill sonata, which came to him in a dream.

1 comment:

Gottagopractice said...

Thanks for the pointer to the cello transcription. And the midi file is an extra bonus.