Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565
Concerto Grosso in D Minor
Op. 3 No. 11, RV 565
From: "L'Estro Armonico",
performed according to the traditions of the time
by Birgit Schnurpfeil & Matthias Hummel (Solo-Violins)
and Lautten Compagney Berlin
A live recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
HD Recording · DDD · Duration: 8:38
Digital Album [here: MP3/320kBit/sec.] · 3 Tracks · incl. Digital Booklet
'Estro Armonico (the harmonic inspiration), Antonio Vivaldi's Op. 3, is a set of 12 concertos for stringed instruments, first published in Amsterdam in 1711. Vivaldi's Twelve Trio Sonatas, Op. 1, and Twelve Violin Sonatas, Op. 2, only contained sonatas, thus L'estro armonico was his first collection of concertos appearing in print. It was also the first time he chose a foreign publisher, Estienne Roger, instead of an Italian. Each concerto was printed in eight parts: four violins, two violas, cello and continuo. The continuo part was printed as a figured bass for violone and harpsichord. The concertos belong to the concerto a 7 format, that is: for each concerto there are seven independent parts. In each consecutive group of three concertos, the first is a concerto for four violins, the second for two violins, and the third a solo violin concerto. The cello gets solistic passages in several of the concertos for four and two violins, so that a few of the concertos conform to the traditional Roman concerto grosso format where a concertino of two violins and cello plays in contrast to a string orchestra. L'estro armonico pioneered orchestral unisono in concerto movements. Vivaldi composed a few concertos specifically for L'estro armonico, while other concertos of the set had been composed at an earlier date. Vivaldi scholar Michael Talbot described the set as "perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to appear during the whole of the eighteenth century". L'estro armonico (the harmonic inspiration) was published as Antonio Vivaldi's Op. 3 in Amsterdam in 1711. Vivaldi's Op. 1 and Op. 2 had only contained sonatas, thus L'estro armonico was his first collection of concertos appearing in print. It was also the first time Vivaldi chose a foreign publisher, Estienne Roger, instead of an Italian. Vivaldi composed a few concertos specifically for L'estro armonico, while other concertos of the set had been composed at an earlier date... From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
lautten compagney Berlin:
2nd Solo Violin & Concertmaster ~ Birgit Schnurpfeil
Violin ~ Matthias Hummel, Daniela Gubatz · Viola ~ Bettina Ihrig
Violin / Viola ~ Magdalena Schenk-Bader · Cello ~ Ulrike Becker
Double Bass ~ Alf Brauner · Harpsichord ~ Elina Albach
Lute ~ Johannes Gontarski
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