Walking around with Tartini - Portorož - Piran

Walking around with Tartini

Giuseppe Tartini 1692–1770

Welcome to my hometown, one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic coast. Not far away from here, there is a cluster of a thousand tiny houses resting on a peninsula as if on an old ship.

The town got rich by selling white gold to the Venetian Republic and Austrian Empire; that is why the townspeople say that Piran grew on salt.

This is where I spent my youth with peaceful and strong waves, with sweet salt flower, olive trees and the diverse Istrian culture, which left a mark on my muse and helped chisel out the Maestro of Nations.

1 Tartini's birth house

1 Tartini's birth house

I was born in this house, vivacious and ingenious by nature.
2 Baptistery

2 Baptistery

In the old register of the parish of Piran it is written that I was baptised on the 8th of April 1692.
3 First steps in the world of music

3 First steps in the world of music

Monks of the order of Saint Philip Neri in the nearby church of St Anthony taught me to read and to write.
4 Academy of virtuosi

4 Academy of virtuosi

The cultural townsmen of Piran gathered in the Academy of virtuosi in Piran.
5 Discovering the world

5 Discovering the world

I travelled across Europe, improved my playing of the violin in the Minorite monastery in Assisi, and composed and taught in Ancona, Venice, Prague and again in Padua as a first violin and concert master.
6 The Devil's Trill Sonata

6 The Devil's Trill Sonata

One night I had a very strange dream.
7 Staves

7 Staves

I added instructions for playing for students with special signs on the stave.
8 Tartini's violin

8 Tartini's violin

I loved the instrument made from carefully selected woods made by great masters.
9 Family tomb

9 Family tomb

I rest together with my wife in the church of St Catherine in Padua.
10 Carrying Tartini's message to the younger generations

10 Carrying Tartini's message to the younger generations

Sculptor Dal Zotto gave me eternal life in bronze in front of the house where I was born.

Galerija na prostem Arkade Bernardin/Galleria all'aperto Arcate Bernardino

Projekt/Progetto Tartini 250: Dragan Klarica

Fotografije/Fotografie: Ubald Trnkoczy – Tartinijevo priznanje Občine Piran 2021/Riconoscimento Tartini del Comune di Pirano 2021

Besedila/Testi: Boris Šuligoj, Daniela Paliaga Janković

* Prevodi/Traduzione: Romina Salvi, Daniela Paliaga Jankovic, rilettura di tutti i testi italiani Daniela Paliaga Jankovic

Design: Maja Plahutnik Nahtigal