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Trio Sonata for recorder, bassoon and continuo in A minor, RV86
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Recordings
'Vivaldi: La Pastorella & other works' (CDH55102)
Vivaldi: La Pastorella & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55102  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Movement 1: Largo
Track 13 on CDH55102 [3'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Allegro
Track 14 on CDH55102 [2'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Largo cantabile
Track 15 on CDH55102 [3'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 4: Allegro molto
Track 16 on CDH55102 [2'00] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Trio Sonata for recorder, bassoon and continuo in A minor, RV86
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The Trio Sonata in A minor, RV86, for treble recorder, bassoon and continuo is unusual for its instrumentation. Vivaldi has chosen two melody instruments of a disparate character and which speak in widely differing registers. In some of his chamber concertos he used a similar grouping, as for example in RV105, but it is only in this musically well-sustained sonata that he fully explores the ranges and sonorities of the two instruments. In Germany, Telemann similarly paired a treble recorder with a bassoon, but in a full-scale concerto. Vivaldi’s layout is that of the four-movement ‘sonata da chiesa’ but elements of concerto style are present, especially in the structure of the two Allegro movements. In the second of the slow movements the recorder is treated as soloist and is accompanied with broken-chord figures by the bassoon. Most of the writing throughout demands virtuosity from the soloists.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 1989

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Details for CDA66309 track 15
Largo cantabile
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-30915
Duration
3'05
Recording date
29 April 1988
Recording venue
Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Nicholas Parker
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: La Pastorella & other works (CDA66309)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: December 1989
    Deletion date: March 2003
    Superseded by CDH55102
  2. Vivaldi: La Pastorella & other works (CDH55102)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: March 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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