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Vitali, Tomaso Antonio

Tomaso Antonio Vitali, the eldest son of Giovanni Battista Vitali, was an Italian composer and violinist from Bologna. He is best known for a chaconne in G minor for violin and continuo, published in Die Hoch Schule des Violinspiels (1867), edited by German violinist Ferdinand David, from a manuscript found in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden. The wide-ranging modulations into distant keys in that work have led to speculation that it isn't actual baroque work. From 1675 to 1742, Vitali worked at the Este court orchestra, where he studied composition with Antonio Maria Pacchioni. Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Jean Baptiste Senaillé, Girolamo Nicol Laurenti, and Luca Antonio Predieri were among his students. A series of trio sonatas published as his opus numbers 1 and 2 (1693), sonatas da camera (chamber sonatas), and violin sonatas (including his opus 6) are among the authentic works by Vitali. All of the op. 1 sonatas (on Naxos 8.570182), three of the violin sonatas (on the Swiss label Gallo), and several of the sonatas from the opp. 2 and 4 sets have been released (opus 4, no. 12 on Classica CL 101 from Finland.) 

Violin Compositions of Tomaso Antonio Vitali | Animato Strings


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