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Sonata in F major, RV20
composer
1708; Op 2 No 4

Recordings
'Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2' (CDH55404)
Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55404  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2012' (HYP201208)
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2012
HYP201208  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available
Details
Movement 1: Andante
Movement 2: Allemanda: Allegro
Movement 3: Sarabanda: Andante
Track 16 on CDH55404 [3'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 4 on HYP201208 [3'10] Download-only monthly sampler
Movement 4: Corrente: Presto

Sonata in F major, RV20
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Sonata IV contains many echoes of the sonata in the same key of F major (RV69) from Vivaldi’s Op 1, which in turn is beholden to the Gavotta of Corelli’s Op 5 No 10. This sonata contains fine examples of both ‘imitative’ and ‘figurational’ bass lines. It is a work in which Vivaldi shows especial subtlety in the phrasing of the violin part. He was a pioneer in the skilful manipulation of the bow for special effect. No aspect of the bowing for this sonata is remarkable in itself (that comes later in Vivaldi’s career!): what impresses, rather, is the variety of bowing directions for notes of the same value within the same movement, where other composers were still most often content to use a single, unvaried formula.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2004

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Details for CDA67467 track 15
Allemanda: Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-46715
Duration
2'15
Recording date
26 November 2003
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2 (CDA67467)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: May 2004
    Deletion date: September 2009
    Superseded by CDH55404
  2. Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2 (CDH55404)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: August 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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