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Concerto for viola d'amore and lute in D minor, RV540

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This serene movement, scored for the two soloists and one single line of violins, comes from a concerto which Vivaldi wrote specifically for a concert at the Pietà in Venice on 21 March 1740 for the Crown Prince of Saxony-Poland. It is likely that the d’amore soloist was Anna Maria, one of Vivaldi’s most famous and versatile students. He included her initials in the title, styled ‘per viola d’AMore’.

from notes by Roy Goodman © 1999

Ce mouvement serein, écrit pour deux solistes et un accompagnement de violons d’une seule partie, provient d’un concerto écrit spécifiquement pour un concert donné à la Pietà à Venise le 21 mars 1740 en l’honneur du prince héritier de Saxe-Pologne. Il est probable que le soliste à la viole d’amour ait été Anna Maria, l’une des élèves les plus célèbres et les plus versatiles de Vivaldi. Il a inclu ses initiales dans le titre, qui est écrit ainsi ‘per viola d’AMore’.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roy Goodman © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Dieser gelassene Satz, der für zwei Soloisten und eine einzelne Reihe Violinen geschrieben wurde, stammt aus einem Concerto, das Vivaldi speziell für ein Konzert bei der Pietà in Venedig am 21. März 1740 für den Kronprinzen von Sachsen und Polen geschrieben hat. Es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, daß die Soloistin der Viola d’amore Anna Maria war, eine der berühmtesten und vielseitigsten von Vivaldis Schülern. Er schloß ihre Initialen im Titel in folgender Weise ein: „per viola d’AMore“.

aus dem Begleittext von Roy Goodman © 1999
Deutsch: Gunhild Thompson

Recordings

Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
CDA30027Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
CDA66160
Favourite Baroque Classics
CDH55020

Details

Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Largo
Movement 3: Allegro

Track-specific metadata for CDA66160 track 18

Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-85-16018
Duration
3'07
Recording date
2 December 1984
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos (CDA30027)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos (CDA66160)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: September 1986
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