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Trio Sonata in D minor 'Variations on La Folia', RV63
composer
circa 1703 or 1705; Op 1 No 12

Recordings
'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67035 
'Vivaldi: La Folia & other works' (CDH55231)
Vivaldi: La Folia & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55231  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 4 on CDA67035 [9'29]
Track 9 on CDH55231 [9'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Trio Sonata in D minor 'Variations on La Folia', RV63
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The Venetian Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) was one of several composers who emulated Corelli. A comparison of his single-movement ‘Folia’ sonata (published as Op 1 No 12 in 1705) with the older master’s reveals many similarities, especially in the choice of virtuosic figurations. Naturally, Vivaldi takes advantage of the extra violin to engage in exciting imitative play.

from notes by Tim Crawford ę 1987

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