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Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Part Two

Tuesday 22 April 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 22 April 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod considers whether there is truth in the claim, once made by the Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola, that Vivaldi did not write hundreds of different concertos, but actually wrote the same concerto many times over.


1 hour


Concerto in C pour 2 trumpets, strings and basso continuo, RV 537
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro
Gabriele Cassone, Luca Marzana (tpts) / Zefiro / Alfredo Bernardini (cond)
naive E 8679,
tracks 1-3

Concerto in A for for strings, RV 158
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante molto
3. Allegro
Collegium Musicum 90 / Simon Standage (cond)
Chaconne CHAN 0687,
tracks 1-3

Concerto in F for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and basso continuo, RV 98
('La tempesta di mare')
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Presto
Michael Schneider (rec), Hans-Peter Westermann (ob), Mary Utiger (vl), Michael McCraw (bsn), Rainer Zipperling (vc), Harald Hoeren (hpschd)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi RD77156,
tracks 4-6

Concerto in b minor for 4 violins, cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 580
John Holloway, Monica Huggett, Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wilcock (solo vls), Susan Sheppard (solo vc) / The Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood (cond)
L'Oiseau-Lyre 410 553-2,
track 2

Concerto in E flat for bassoon, strings and continuo, RV483
1. Presto
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro
Klaus Thunemann (bsn) / I Musici
Philips 416 355-2,
tracks 7-9

Concerto in C for violin, two string orchestras and basso continuo, RV581 'Per la santissima assontione di Maria Vergine'
1. Adagio e staccato - Allegro ma poco poco
2. Largo
3. Allegro
Antonio De Secondi (vl) / Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini (cond)
naive / Opus 111 OP 30383,
tracks 26-28

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