Tartini - Violin Sonata in g minor, “the Devil’s Trill”
13 pieces for Halloween, no.11: This sonata is notorious for its unusual back story. In the composer’s own words, “One night, in the year 1713 I dreamed I had made a pact with the devil for my soul. Everything went as I wished: my new servant anticipated my every desire. Among other things, I gave him my violin to see if he could play. How great was my astonishment on hearing a sonata so wonderful and so beautiful, played with such great art and intelligence, as I had never even conceived in my boldest flights of fantasy. I felt enraptured, transported, enchanted: my breath failed me, and I awoke. I immediately grasped my violin in order to retain, in part at least, the impression of my dream. In vain! The music which I at this time composed is indeed the best that I ever wrote, and I still call it the “Devil’s Trill”, but the difference between it and that which so moved me is so great that I would have destroyed my instrument and have said farewell to music forever if it had been possible for me to live without the enjoyment it affords me.” The idea of the devil as a talented violinist has been in the Western psyche for hundreds of years, a favorite trope of musicians and artists. Maybe it’s symbolic of doing whatever it takes to achieve fame and praise for one’s art? Or playing off the anxiety of how easy it could be to be tempted into selling one’s soul? The work was published after Tartini’s death, and has since been his most popular work.
Medieval:often ignored, shy, secretly gay, likes to stay in the same place all the time, dreams of being a monk
Renaissance:loves to dance, likes fancy things (but not too fancy), nobody else could pick them out in a crowd but everyone is friendly to them
Baroque:very particular about everything, draws immensely detailed doodles, gets super side-tracked on pointless tangents, everyone's distracted dad friend
Classical:very neat bedroom, makes bad puns constantly, has a 9-5 job, everyone's helpful but slightly exasperated mom friend
Romantic:can never make up their mind about anything, gets shivers when they go to art museums, cries a lot (and you'll know about it), sad bisexual (TM)
Impressionist:super gay, loves music that isn't in their native language, cries easily, just wants to have a good time
Early Modernist:just like Romantic but also does drugs and is afraid of but also super interested in sex
Serialist:angry at everything, "you don't understand my torment", probably a communist
Neoclassical:wants to be just like classical but has never gone to sleep before 1AM, keeps a very neat bedroom except for a single massive pile of clothes in the closet they refuse to acknowledge, occasionally steals Renaissance's hoodies
Total Serialist:500% angrier than serialist and proud of it, has never had fun, has probably killed someone
Academic Avant-Garde:has never done the same thing twice, trusts nobody else, has an on-again-off-again relationship with total serialism
Minimalism:loves technology, still wears Google Glass and the Apple Watch, meditates for fun, trying to learn Hindi (and horribly failing), often incomprehensible to everyone else but is actually super friendly
Polystylism:originator of the term "pastel grunge", wears immensely clashing outfits, steals everyone's looks, memes
So this is the video I was scared to post! I did a flute cover of Lugia’s Theme Song which played in the movie. It’s a very short video but I really hope you guys like it! Looking forward to making more!
(that’s me sitting on the edge!)
Please do let me know what you think! Would love to have your thoughts!
Smh I can’t believe all these fake ass bitches who say they looove Mozart now. If you only started liking him after Don Giovanni dropped in 1787 then you’re a FAKE FAN!! Where were you when opus 1: four sonatas for keyboard and violin came out huh? I didn’t see you queuing up to buy kv 6-9 in the 18th century when they came out. Honestly don’t even talk to me if you say you ‘like’ Mozart and you can’t even name 600 of his works. Disgusting.