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Regatta held in Honour of Frederick VI of Denmark (1671-1730) (1709) by Luca Carlevaris (1663-1730/1)
Nationalhistoriske Museum, Frederiksberg, Denmark / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55439
Recording details: May 1998
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: November 1998
Total duration: 11 minutes 38 seconds

'An entertaining, well-played set, sure to charm all Vivaldians' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Real gems for Vivaldi lovers' (Early Music Review)

'Why mince words? This collection is one of the best Vivaldi records I have heard since I began reviewing records 40 years ago. Every movement is sheer delight' (American Record Guide)

'A fascinating collection of unusually-scored concerti' (Classic CD)

'Urgently recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'A winning programme' (Early Music Today)

Concerto in F major, RV574
? 1714; for violin, two oboes, bassoon, two horns and strings

Allegro  [4'03]
Grave  [3'52]
[Allegro]  [3'43]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
RV574, whose two instruments named as ‘tromboni da caccia’ are merely trompes de chasse, or horns, is almost certainly an ‘opera-house’ concerto. Its partly autograph score is headed, in Vivaldi’s hand, ‘Concerto per S.A.S.I.S.P.G.M.D.G.S.M.B.’. Many have tried their hand at interpreting this dedication, but a plausible solution arrived only in 1995, when Carlo Vitali completed the initials to read: ‘Sua Altezza Serenissima Il Signor Principe Giuseppe Maria De’ Gonzaga Signor Mio Benignissimo’ (‘His Most Serene Highness My Lord Prince Giuseppe Maria De’ Gonzaga, My Most Kind Master’). Gonzaga, the music-loving younger brother of the duke of the small territory of Guastalla (adjoining Mantua), was in fact Vivaldi’s choice of dedicatee for the printed libretto of an opera performed under his direction at S. Angelo in early 1714, so it would not be too fanciful to identify the concerto as entr’acte music for that very occasion.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1998

Other albums featuring this work
'The King's Consort Collection' (KING7)
The King's Consort Collection
MP3 £4.50FLAC £4.50ALAC £4.50 KING7  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
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