January 1, 2011 – Tomas Albinoni

As a new year’s resolution, I have made it a goal to learn something new about the violin each day.

Today, I thought I would look into the compositions of Tomas Albinoni. He was an Italian Baroque composer who lived from 1671-1751. Albinoni was not like many composers of his era. He was independently wealthy, so he did not need to rely on his music to support himself. Many string players perform a piece by him called Adagio in G minor. The music is common to wedding albums. The edition I have is written for string quartet and is quite challenging for the first violin. 

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