Tessarini, Carlo


Italian violinist; was born at Rimini in 1690. He was first violinist and concertmaster of the principal church of Urbino, and he is said to have gone to Amsterdam in 1752. It is not known when he died. His early compositions follow the style of Corelli, but his later works are distinctly modern in character. He wrote A Method for the Violin; twelve sonatas; a violin solo; two violino de concerto; sonate for two violino; sonate for two violins and bass; L'Arte di nuova modulazione; twelve concertos; two violini di ripieno; violetto, violoncello, et basso cont. per organo o cembalo.