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Donald Macleod examines the claim that Vivaldi did not write hundreds of different concertos, but actually wrote the same concerto many times over.

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.

Concerto in C for two trumpets, strings and basso continuo, RV 537
Gabriele Cassone, Luca Marzana (trumpets)
Zefiro
Alfredo Bernardini (conductor)
naive E 8679, Trs 1-3

Concerto in A for for strings, RV 158
Collegium Musicum 90
Simon Standage (conductor)
Chaconne CHAN 0867, Trs 1-3

Concerto in F for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and basso continuo, RV 98 (La tempesta di mare)
Michael Schneider (recorder)
Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe)
Mary Utiger (violin)
Michael McCraw (bassoon)
Rainer Zipperling (cello)
Harald Hoeren (harpsichord)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi RD77156, Trs 4-6

Concerto in B minor for four violins, cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 580
John Holloway, Monica Huggett, Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wilcock (violin)
Susan Sheppard (cello)
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
L'Oiseau-Lyre 410 553-2, Tr 2

Concerto in E flat for bassoon, strings and continuo, RV 483
Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)
I Musici
Philips 416 355-2, Trs 7-9

Concerto in C for violin, two string orchestras and basso continuo, RV 581 (Per la santissima assontione di Maria Vergine)
Antonio de Secondi (violin)
Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)
naive/Opus 111 OP 30383, Trs 26-28.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C pour 2 trumpets, strings and basso continuo, RV 537

    Performer:Gabriele Cassone, Performer:Luca Marzana (tpts) Performer:Zefiro Performer: Alfredo Bernardini (cond)

    • naïve.
    • E 8679,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A for for strings, RV 158

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90 Performer: Simon Standage (cond)

    • Chaconne.
    • CHAN 0687,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and basso continuo, RV 98

    Performer: Michael Schneider (rec), Performer:Hans-Peter Westermann (ob), Performer:Mary Utiger (vl), Performer: Michael McCraw (bsn), Performer:Rainer Zipperling (vc), Performer:Harald Hoeren (hpschd)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • RD77156,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in b minor for 4 violins, cello, strings and basso continuo, RV 580

    Performer: John Holloway, Performer: Monica Huggett, Performer:Catherine Mackintosh, Performer:Elizabeth Wilcock (solo vls), Performer: Susan Sheppard (solo vc) Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (cond)

    • L’Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 410 553–2,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E flat for bassoon, strings and continuo, RV483

    Performer: Klaus Thunemann (bsn) Performer: I Musici

    • Philips.
    • 416 355–2,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C for violin, two string orchestras and basso continuo, RV581 'Per la santissi

    Antonio De Secondi (vl)Performer:Concerto Italiano Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (cond)

    • naïve / Opus 111.
    • OP 30383,.

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