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

Recordings
'Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos' (CDA30027)
Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
MP3 £6.99FLAC £6.99ALAC £6.99Buy by post £8.50 CDA30027  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos' (CDA66160)
Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
MP3 £5.25FLAC £5.25ALAC £5.25Buy by post £10.50 CDA66160  Download currently discounted
'Favourite Baroque Classics' (CDH55020)
Favourite Baroque Classics
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55020  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Largo
Track 17 on CDA30027 [2'56] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 17 on CDA66160 [2'56]
Track 16 on CDH55020 [3'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Allegro

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

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Details for CDH55020 track 16
Movement 2: Largo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-60016
Duration
3'14
Recording date
13 March 1992
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Rondeaux Royaux (CDA66600)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 1992
    Deletion date: May 1999
    Superseded by CDH55020
  2. Favourite Baroque Classics (CDH55020)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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