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VIVALDI: 'La Stravaganza,', Vol. I: Violin Concerti, Op. 4, nos. 1-2 (2 CD set)

By Antonio Vivaldi

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Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3191).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3191

ISBN 1596152060.

Antonio Vivaldi created his groundbreaking and magnificent 'La Stravaganza' to show the violin in all its diverse and extravagant forms, building on the great concerti he created with his set entitled 'L'Estro Armonico.' Utilizing numerous then-innovative violin techniques, Vivaldi created a wild excursion through the violin's capabilities and we still relish these pieces today, while significantly expanding and nurturing his slow movements as contrast to the outer movements of the concerti. This first volume (comprising the first two concerti in the set) give you a great introduction to this true Vivaldi extravaganza! This deluxe set includes a second compact disc containing a slow-speed version of the accompaniments to help you get up to speed.

Includes a newly-engraved edition of the concerto on high-quality ivory paper; and a digital stereo compact disc featuring a complete performance of the concerto with orchestra and soloist, followed by a second performance minus you, the soloist; and a second compact disc containing a full-speed version of each complete concerto followed by a special -20% reduced-tempo version of the accompaniments for practice purposes. The concerti are voluminously indexed for your practice and performance convenience.

  • Violin Concerto in B-flat major, op. 4, no. 1, RV383a (from 'La Stravaganza')  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 4, no. 2, RV279 (from 'La Stravaganza')  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi