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Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo

By Antonio Vivaldi

Mixed Ensemble Violin, Harpsichord (Or Piano), Cello
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Edited by Bernhard Moosbauer. Score and part(s). Opus 2. 78 + 44 + 40 pages. Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT50176. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050176).

Item Number: PR.UT050176

ISBN 9790500573395.

Antonio Vivaldi's sonatas for violin and basso continuo are among the most valuable works written, and indeed, are of importance comparable to that of the violin sonatas of Corelli and Bach. Within this collection of sonatas, Vivaldi presents a multi-faceted spectrum of forms and possibilities with respect to performance and expression. The new Wiener Urtext Edition is based on both the first Venetian edition and an edition from late 17th-century/early 18th-centuryDutch publisher Estienne Roger. Drawn from these sources, we now have a much more logical musical text. This edition contains a solo violin part and a continuo score with realized basso continuo as well as a figured bass part, giving experienced continuo players the opportunity to improvise on the basso continuo part, and can also be used by a continuo cellist. For intermediate to advanced-level players.

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  • 2014-02-08 10:35:41.0 Very recommended

    Firstly, this set of Op. 2 sonatas is the set of chefs d'oeuvre. Secondly, this particular edition is very successful, without confusing fingerings and unnatural bowings. The set is recommended for all Vivaldi's worshippers.

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