Il Diavolo / Accademia Arcadia.
Jacqueline Ogeil from Accademia Arcadia said, "we named the CD in
honour of Tartini's Sonata in G minor, nicknamed the "Devil's
Trill" for its fiendishly difficult violin part and devilish
reputation, superbly performed by our own Italian Devil, David
Monti." She added; "It is said that Tartini himself dreamed that
the devil appeared to him and asked to be his servant. Tartini
handed the devil his violin to test his skill - the devil
immediately began to play with such virtuosity that Tartini felt
his breath taken away. Upon awakening Tartini immediately grasped
his violin in to retain in part, at least, the impression of the
This work is paired with three superb violin sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti & Arcangelo Corelli, works which perfectly encapsulate the spirit and elan of the 18th century Italy. Accademia Arcadia's interpretation of Corelli's La Folia will delight as will Davide's inspired improvisation on a theme by Woodend Winter Arts Festival's musical patron, Peter McGrath.
An award-winning ensemble and the brainchild of esteemed harpsichordist Dr Jacqueline Ogeil, Accademia Arcadia is deeply honoured to be presenting this repertoire featuring improvising violinist Davide Monti, a regular performer in the world's top baroque ensembles.
Jacqueline performs on a rare Cristofori Piano (made for her in 2015 in Germany.)
"I am thrilled that our Il Diavolo CD will be the premiere recording of this wondrous instrument." Jacqueline said.
Duration: 68 min.
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