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Concerto in D minor, RV566

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

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


Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti

Track-specific metadata for CDA67073 track 19

Recording date
11 May 1998
Recording venue
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti (CDA67073)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: November 1998
    Deletion date: August 2010
    Superseded by CDH55439
  2. Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti (CDH55439)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: October 2012
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