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Some Vivaldi Concertos

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This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet doesn’t require much preamble – I have packaged together a number of Vivaldi concertos for your listening pleasure.

The first four concertos come from Vivaldi’s opus 4 (1712–1713) known as La stravanganza ("The Extravagance"). The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to a Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino. All of the concertos were scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo - what is perhaps most extraordinary about "La stravaganza" is Vivaldi's remarkable inventiveness within a defined framework of instrumental and harmonic forces. These concertos pre-date by 10 years his more famous Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione ("The Contest Between Harmony and Invention") which contain – of course – the four seasons.

Vivaldi wrote concertos for the lute and mandolin – and his mandolin concerto in C is probably the most well-known of the lot. We finish the selection with a pair of flute concertos including La tempesta di mare, his first from the op. 10 set composed around 1728.

Happy listening!

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Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)

Concerto, in F Major, for violin, strings, and basso continuo, RV 284
(La Stravaganza, no. 9)
Concerto, in G Major, for violin, strings, and basso continuo, RV 298
(La Stravaganza, no. 12)
Concerto,in G Major, for violin, strings, and basso continuo, RV 301
(La Stravaganza, no. 3)
Concerto, in G Minor, for violin, strings, and basso continuo, RV 316a
(La Stravaganza, no. 6)
Capella Musicae
Dario Luisi, leader and soloist

Concerto, in C Major, for mandolin, strings, and basso continuo, RV 425
Concerto, in G Major, for two mandolins, strings, and basso continuo, RV 532
Giuseppe Anedda, mandolin (1 & 2)
Da Camera di Roma
Nicolas Flagello, conducting


Concerto, in G Minor, for flute, strings, and basso continuo, RV 433 ("La Tempesta di Mare")
Dejan Gavriç, flute
Junge Philharmonie Köln
Volker Hartung, conducting

Concerto, in C Major, for recorder, strings and basso continuo, RV 444
Robert Wagner, recorder
Respighi-Ensemble
Arnd Dolge, conducting

MP3.COM Download: 3 Dec 2001
IA Link: https://archive.org/details/18III.Allegro

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Updated Nov-19-2013 at 13:34 by itywltmt

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