300 years ago, the greatest violinist of the time, Tartini, was shocked to find another who’s playing made him feel like a child.
In a dream, the devil visited him and played the violin with such frightening emotion that Tartini felt “enraptured, transported, enchanted: my breath failed me.”
After waking up, Tartini immediately grabbed his violin and tried to recapture a glimmer of his dream, but failed, saying it was “so inferior to what I had heard.”
Still, his Devils Sonata was his favorite and has become a fan favorite, with its haunting melodies and diabolical technical feats.
How curious are you to hear it?
What if I simply told you there’s a haunting piece of music composed by the great Italian violinist Tartini?
How might you wrap your next brilliant idea in a story?
Hear the haunting melody with an image of the devil playing to Tartini here and watch a live performance here.
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