Parte del Tomaso Vitalino. “Vitali’s Chaconne” as a Phenomenon of Baroque ArtParte del Tomaso Vitalino. “Vitali’s Chaconne” as a Phenomenon of Baroque Art

Abstract
Devoted to one of the most mysterious works in the history of violin music, this article sheds light on the phenomenon known as “Vitali’s Chaconne”. Nowadays the “Chaconne” is rarely performed in its original version. The only known baroque source remains a handwritten copy dated back to the first third of the 18th century, which caused ongoing discussions of scientists how to interpret the heading “Parte del Tomaso Vitalino”.
This article explored issues of authorship and genre indication; author suggests an interpretation of images and semantics in the “Chaconne” which allows for allusions to Biblical stories and the events of the Holy Week.

Keywords
T. A. Vitali, G. B. Vitali, handwritten copy, chaconne, passacaglia, thorough bass, musical symbolics

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