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VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 3, No. 12, RV265; Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 8, No.6, RV180 'II Piacere'

By Antonio Vivaldi

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Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Instrumental Solo Part and CD.

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3129

ISBN 1596151587.

These two Vivaldi masterpieces are wonderful by any standard. The E-major concerto is from Vivaldi's well-known opus 'L'Estro Armonico' and the C-major concerto from the great 'Il cimento dell' armonia e dell'inventione' ('The Contest between Harmony and Invention'), the famous set of concerti from which the well-known 'The Four Seasons' also came. "Il Piacere" shares with "The Four Seasons" a pastoral portrait of the Lombardy countryside. This is potent Baroque music. Magical!

Includes a high-quality printed solo part and two compact discs with the complete work with soloist in split-channel stereo (soloist on right channel for easy isolation); then a second recording in full stereo of the accompaniments, minus the soloist.

  • Violin Concerto in E major, op. 3, no. 12, RV265 (from 'L'Estro Armonico')  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Violin Concerto in C major, op. 8, no. 6, RV180: 'Il Piacere' (from 'Il cimento dell' armonia e dell'inventione')  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi