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Venice by Moonlight (detail) by Henry Pether (fl1828-1862)
Private Collection / © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67553
Recording details: April 2005
Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 2006
Total duration: 8 minutes 47 seconds

Cello Concerto in G minor, RV417
composer
mid-1720s

Allegro  [2'49]
Andante  [2'56]
Allegro  [3'02]

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The streamlined form and feeling of spaciousness in RV417’s outer movements is typical of Vivaldi’s mature style. The middle movement, in minuet rhythm and in binary form, is accompanied throughout by the continuo alone. To make the slow movement of a concerto indistinguishable from a slow movement in a sonata for the same instrument was an option frequently taken by Vivaldi in mid-career. In this intensely productive period, he often borrowed actual movements from sonatas for his concertos, and doubtless sometimes also vice versa.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2006

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