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Violin Concerto in C major 'No 1'
composer
Library of the Paganini Conservatoire, Genoa, MS Sc.1 n.n.

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

Violin Concerto in C major 'No 1'
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As in the D minor Concerto, the first movement of the Violin Concerto in C major, Allegro maestoso, is long. For the first time, however, the structure is divided equally into two parts, as in Haydn’s model. The first theme can be defined as ‘symphonic’, with virtuoso variations for the soloist (more demanding than in Mozart’s concertos, for example); the second theme is more ‘operatic’ in character, although still with a surprising richness of technical resource, including parallel thirds and the picchiettato technique usually associated with Paganini. The soloist offers another surprise (from 4'52), in a sort of accompanied gypsy cadenza, Moderato, before the cyclical return to the first theme. The brief Adagio (for strings only) develops a series of dissonant chords in a movement rich in affetti, echoing Sturm und Drang; in the final bars Lidarti seems to evoke the painful opening of Pergolesi’s Stabat mater. The Presto is like a dynamic military march that stands between a Viennese Divertissement and an Italian comic-opera-style symphony.

from notes by Dinko Fabris © 2008

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Details for CDA67685 track 10
Allegro maestoso
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-68510
Duration
9'56
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 10
    Release date: June 2008
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