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Oboe Concerto in C major, RV447

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The combination of grace and strength which informs so much of the music of the late Baroque is reflected in Vivaldi’s C major Concerto. The striding themes are propelled and supported by a buoyant accompaniment that has a significant part to play in the overall effect of the work. The central Larghetto illustrates the great Venetian’s sensitivity as a lyric poet, as does the concluding Minuet of his powers of invention. Throughout the work the wonderfully decorated and developed solo line is entrancing. Not the least that could be said of Vivaldi is that no one ever made scales sound more graceful.

from notes by Peter Lamb © 1999

La combinaison de la grâce et de la force, qui imprègne une si grande partie de la musique baroque tardive, trouve un reflet dans le Concerto en ut majeur de Vivaldi. Les thèmes allants sont lancés et soutenus par un accompagnement animé, jouant un rôle important dans l’effet global de l’œuvre. Le Larghetto central illustre de nouveau la sensibilité de poète lyrique du grand Vénitien qui, dans le Menuet conclusif, laisse éclater sa puissance inventive. Tout au long de l’œuvre, la ligne soliste, merveilleusement ornée et développée, est enchanteresse. Le moins que l’on puisse dire est que jamais personne ne fit sonner les gammes avec autant de grâce.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Lamb © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Die Kombination aus Anmut und Kraft, die so großen Teilen der Musik des Spätbarocks anhaftet, spiegelt sich auch in Vivaldis C-Dur-Konzert wider. Die ausgreifenden Themen werden von einer munteren Begleitung vorangetrieben und unterstützt, die am Gesamteffekt des Werk erheblichen Anteil hat. Das zentrale Larghetto veranschaulicht die Sensibilität des bedeutenden Venezianers in seiner Eigenschaft als lyrischer Dichter, genau wie das abschließende Menuett von seiner Erfindungsgabe zeugt. Das ganze Werk hindurch wirkt die wunderbar verzierte und durchgeführte Solostimme betörend. Es ist nicht das geringste Lob, das man Vivaldi aussprechen könnte, daß niemand schlichte Tonleitern je eleganter hat klingen lassen.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Lamb © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Five Italian Oboe Concertos
CDH55034

Track-specific metadata for CDH55034 track 2

Larghetto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-01402
Duration
3'16
Recording date
2 December 1987
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Five Italian Oboe Concertos (CDH55034)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 1999
  2. Five Italian Oboe Concertos (CDH88014)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: March 1989
    Deletion date: September 1999
    Superseded by CDH55034
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