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Track(s) taken from CDH55439

Concerto in D minor, RV566

circa 1720s; for two recorders, two oboes, bassoon, two violins and strings

Rebecca Miles (recorder), Emma Murphy (recorder), Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe), Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), Alastair Mitchell (bassoon), Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Walter Reiter (violin), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Recording details: May 1998
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: November 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 44 seconds

Cover artwork: Regatta held in Honour of Frederick VI of Denmark (1671-1730) (1709) by Luca Carlevaris (1663-1730/1)
Nationalhistoriske Museum, Frederiksberg, Denmark / Bridgeman Art Library, London

RV566, probably dating from the 1720s and written for the Pietà, features as its solo instruments pairs of recorders, oboes and violins. It is noteworthy how, in the outer movements, the solo episodes are almost entirely reserved for the violins (as in an orthodox concerto for two violins), although the wind instruments have plenty of ‘solo’ phrases to play during the tutti (ritornello) sections. As so often in his concertos, Vivaldi gives the central slow movement a chamber-music scoring, reserving it for a trio of recorders and bassoon.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1998

RV566, qui date probablement des années 1720 et fut écrit pour la Pietà, présente comme instruments solistes des paires de flûtes à bec, hautbois et violons. Il vaut de noter comment, dans les mouvements extrêmes, les épisodes solistes sont presque entièrement réservés aux violons (comme dans un concerto orthodoxe pour deux violons), même si les vents ont maintes phrases «solo» à jouer lors des sections de tutti (ritornello). Comme si souvent dans ses concertos, Vivaldi confère au mouvement lent central une instrumentation de musique de chambre, qu’il destine à un trio de flûtes à bec et basson.

extrait des notes rédigées par Michael Talbot © 1998
Français: Hypérion

RV566, vermutlich aus den 1720er Jahren und für die Pietà geschrieben, sieht als Soloinstrumente je zwei Blockflöten, Oboen und Violinen vor. Bemerkenswert ist, daß in den Ecksätzen die Soloepisoden fast ausschließlich den Violinen vorbehalten sind (wie in einem orthodoxen Konzert für zwei Violinen), auch wenn es für die Blasinstrumente im Verlauf der Tutti (der Ritornellpassagen) reichlich „solistische“ Phrasen zu spielen gibt. Wie so oft in seinen Konzerten verleiht Vivaldi dem zentralen langsamen Satz eine kammermusikalische Instrumentierung, indem er ihn nur mit einem Trio aus Blockflöten und Fagott besetzt.

aus dem Begleittext von Michael Talbot © 1998
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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