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Violin Concerto in A major 'No 3'
composer
Library of the Paganini Conservatoire, Genoa; MS C.3.1.28

Recordings
'Lidarti: Violin Concertos' (CDA67685)
Lidarti: Violin Concertos
Details
Movement 1: Allegro moderato
Movement 2: Adagio
Movement 3: Allegro

Violin Concerto in A major 'No 3'
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The first movement, Allegro moderato, of the Violin Concerto in A major recalls the structure of Haydn’s Concerto in G major, HobVIIa:4, using a melodic phrase—itself a common thematic idea in instrumental music since Vivaldi—characterized by a pointed dynamic rhythm, as an aria with variations. The solo part is, from the outset, technically demanding, with continuous leaps to the extreme points of the violin fingerboard alternating with full chords. The Adagio in D major (without viola and bass), is played sempre piano throughout, with music that sounds more suited to the theorbo than an orchestral accompaniment. The melody seems to be somewhat uncertain or incomplete, but the balance is restored in the cadenza. The ‘tutti’ of the third movement, Allegro in A major, exudes dynamic momentum in its alternation of quadruplets and sextuplets. The violin’s first solo is enriched with ornaments that are typical of the contemporary composer Nardini. The second solo, more archaic, evokes the bird-like sound of the recorder in typical Vivaldian fashion. These features all root the composition to the period of the galant style.

from notes by Dinko Fabris © 2008

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Details for CDA67685 track 5
Adagio
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-68505
Duration
2'36
Recording date
1 June 2007
Recording venue
Oratorio di S Domenico, Pisa, Italy
Recording producer
Sigrid Lee
Recording engineer
Roberto Meo
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  1. Lidarti: Violin Concertos (CDA67685)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: June 2008
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