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Lost Vivaldi concerto found in Scotland
Reuters ^ | 100710 | Stefano Ambrogi

Posted on 10/07/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT by Artemis Webb

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A lost flute concerto by 18th century composer and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi has been discovered by an academic among a set of dusty papers housed in Scotland's National Archives in Edinburgh.

The extraordinary find, a 300-year-old copy of the Italian Baroque composer's original manuscript, comprises the parts for "Il Gran Mogol," one of a quartet of national concertos.

The others, entitled "La Francia," "La Spagna" and "L'Inghilterro" remain lost.

The musical score, which scholars believe may never have been performed, was found and authenticated by Southampton University research fellow Andrew Woolley.

"This piece was previously known only from a mention in the sale catalog of an 18th-century Dutch bookseller. Discovering that it is actually in existence is unexpected and hugely exciting," Woolley said.

Peter Franklin, spokesman for the University of Southampton, said: "this is an 18th century published copy of the original, so it's not in Vivaldi's own hand, but we don't know of any other copy in existence."

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: art; concerto; flute; found; lost; scotland; vivaldi
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1 posted on 10/07/2010 7:49:09 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: sitetest

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2 posted on 10/07/2010 7:50:26 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Vivaldi is one of the few Baroque composers I can stand to listen to for an extended period of time. Him, and Back.


3 posted on 10/07/2010 7:56:52 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Artemis Webb; .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; ...
Dear Aretemis Webb,

Thanks for the ping!

Classical Music Ping List ping!

If you want on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.

Thanks,


sitetest

4 posted on 10/07/2010 8:04:25 AM PDT by sitetest ( If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Artemis Webb

As my Mom would say, “Well, where’s the last place you had it?”


5 posted on 10/07/2010 8:06:01 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Artemis Webb
I HATE Vivaldi!

I'd rather listen to an hour-long audio from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at opening.

Leni

6 posted on 10/07/2010 8:11:21 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: fwdude
Him, and Back.

You mean J S Bach?

7 posted on 10/07/2010 8:19:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Vivaldi didn’t write 500 concertoes - he wrote one concerto 500 times. - Strainvsky


8 posted on 10/07/2010 8:21:11 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
Eh, Stravinsky couldn't write anything like this: RV558
9 posted on 10/07/2010 8:28:05 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: jagusafr

Who thought to look in that little compartment under the bench cushion?


10 posted on 10/07/2010 8:39:40 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: MinuteGal

That’s ok, I love him enough for both of us :)


11 posted on 10/07/2010 8:42:37 AM PDT by Maigret
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To: Artemis Webb

I love Vivaldi.....and Ralph Vaughn Williams......


12 posted on 10/07/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m sorry, yes, Bach.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 8:48:32 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
You mean J S Bach?

"Ahhhh, Bach!"

14 posted on 10/07/2010 8:49:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: fwdude
I thought that was who you meant. :-)

My Dad liked Chopins music but never could say his name correctly. LOL

15 posted on 10/07/2010 8:50:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: MinuteGal
Vivaldi can be a bit monotonous, but for fun, just try to imagine The Four Seasons played on bagpipes.
16 posted on 10/07/2010 8:52:20 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! I’m not an aficionado but do like some pieces. Mostly piano concertos.


17 posted on 10/07/2010 8:53:06 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Artemis Webb
still searching!


18 posted on 10/07/2010 8:53:26 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Pyro7480
True enough, but Vivaldi couldn't write anything like this.
19 posted on 10/07/2010 8:53:27 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: fwdude
and Back

I'll be Back:


20 posted on 10/07/2010 8:56:21 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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