Sigurd Imsen

The Tartini Style

Project leader:
Sigurd Imsen

Project period:
2006 – 2015

Research centre:

Artistic research

Interpretation, Performance practice, Early music

Fellowship project
Ph.D. in Artistic Research

In his fellowship program Sigurd Imsen has studied the style of the Italian violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini.

In his research of The Tartini Style, Sigurd Imsen has explored the art and craft of the 18th century’s violinists. The study concentrates on the florid and highly personal ornamental style of Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), a style that was influential well into the 19th century. Imsen has sought to re-implement Tartini’s patterns of embellishments, as well as other stylistic features, as found in the historical material – primarily in Tartini’s obscure treatise of ornamentation. In a recording immanent for release on Lindberg Lyd, Imsen presents a new and fresh interpretation of the famous ‘Devil’s Sonata’, along with other works on baroque violin and Hardanger fiddle.

See also Sigurd's own web pages, with link to his critical reflection.

Project leader

Sigurd Imsen

Sigurd Imsen

Former employee (Research fellow 2006–2015)

Last updated: 15. April 2015