New to Tartini, I bought this for the 'Devil's Trill"; while that is enchanting, in the conext of the other pieces is a completely inappropriate nickname. These are some of the most exquisite violin pieces I have ever heard. I even prefer these to Corelli's Concerti Grosso, which for many years I felt were the finest concerti of that era. I sometimes think about which piece of music I might want at my funeral, and it would have to be one of these.
These two CDs are full of wonderful, passionate melodies, deeply felt and played with astonishing grace and power. All of it is something of a revelation, but the sonatas especially so, and not just the familiar (and foolishly named) Devil's Trill'. This, and the other concerto recordings by Soloisti Veneti, do more than enough to re-establish Tartini as a great and distinctly individual master.