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Track(s) taken from CDH55102
Recording details: April 1988
Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Nicholas Parker
Engineered by Nicholas Parker
Release date: December 1989
Total duration: 9 minutes 12 seconds

Concerto for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo in G minor, RV107
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Allegro  [2'11]
Largo  [4'12]
Presto  [2'49]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The obbligato parts in the Concerto in G minor, RV107, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo are fairly evenly spread though with a slight emphasis on virtuoso violin figures in the initial movement. The Largo, in the rhythm of a siciliano, also occurs in Vivaldi’s Concerto in B flat for oboe and violin, RV548. The lyrical melody is shared between flute and oboe whilst violin and bassoon provide an accompaniment; the effect is one of Arcadian enchantment. The work concludes with a chaconne built upon an eight-bar ostinato bass. The sequence of variations is imaginatively handled by Vivaldi who introduces several virtuoso flourishes to the instrumental writing. This effective and somewhat haunting music possesses, perhaps, a mildly poignant character.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 1989

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