Concerto G minor RV 531
2 cellos, string orchestra and basso continuo - Grade 3
Urtext. Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Edited by Wolfgang Birtel. Arranged by Susanne Richter. This edition: CB 256; Saddle-stitch. Chamber Music with Piano. Cello Library. Piano reduction with solo parts. Published by Schott Music (SD.49019605).
Item Number: SD.49019605
The genre of the violoncello concerto was born in 17th-century Italy. Thanks to the Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), there exists today not only a wealth of magnificent violin concertos but also quite a number of cello concertos to whose development he contributed considerably. More than two dozens of his concertos are dedicated to the violoncello, including the probably most famous double concerto: the Concerto for two violoncellos, string orchestra and basso continuo in G minor (RV 531) written after 1770. The sonorous work with its playful outer movements and expressive largo is published in this critical new edition on the basis of the sources.
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