The Life You Give: Giuseppe Tartini *1692

Giuseppe Tartini, born April 8, 1692, in Pirano, Istria, Republic of Venice [now Piran, Slovenia], is the violinist, composer, and theorist who helped establish the modern style of violin bowing and formulated principles of musical ornamentation and harmony.Tartini studied divinity and law at Padua and at the same time established a reputation as a fencer.… Continue reading The Life You Give: Giuseppe Tartini *1692

The role of the composer (according to Paul Hindemith)

According to the composer, conductor, theorist and instrumentalist, Paul Hindemith, the composer is a craftsman (turning out music to meet social needs) rather than an artist (composing to satisfy his own soul).