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Track(s) taken from CDA66160

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


Roy Goodman (viola d'amore), Paul O'Dette (lute), The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: December 1984
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: September 1986
Total duration: 11 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: The Bucentaur at the Molo on Ascension Day by Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768)
Reproduced by kind permission of The Governors of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London


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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

Ce mouvement serein, écrit pour deux solistes et un accompagnement de violons d’une seule partie, provient d’un concerto écrit spécifiquement pour un concert donné à la Pietà à Venise le 21 mars 1740 en l’honneur du prince héritier de Saxe-Pologne. Il est probable que le soliste à la viole d’amour ait été Anna Maria, l’une des élèves les plus célèbres et les plus versatiles de Vivaldi. Il a inclu ses initiales dans le titre, qui est écrit ainsi ‘per viola d’AMore’.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roy Goodman © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Dieser gelassene Satz, der für zwei Soloisten und eine einzelne Reihe Violinen geschrieben wurde, stammt aus einem Concerto, das Vivaldi speziell für ein Konzert bei der Pietà in Venedig am 21. März 1740 für den Kronprinzen von Sachsen und Polen geschrieben hat. Es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, daß die Soloistin der Viola d’amore Anna Maria war, eine der berühmtesten und vielseitigsten von Vivaldis Schülern. Er schloß ihre Initialen im Titel in folgender Weise ein: „per viola d’AMore“.

aus dem Begleittext von Roy Goodman © 1999
Deutsch: Gunhild Thompson

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