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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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To: Artemis Webb

I wonder if it had ketsup and mustard drops on it......


21 posted on 10/07/2010 8:59:28 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: Young Werther

What was the point of putting that pic up?


22 posted on 10/07/2010 9:04:16 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: Young Werther

I have no idea how the photo relates but I’m certainly not going to complain. :)


23 posted on 10/07/2010 9:07:21 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Borges; Artemis Webb
Vivaldi didn’t write 500 concertoes - he wrote one concerto 500 times. - Strainvsky

LOL! I was going to post that! :)

24 posted on 10/07/2010 9:08:08 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Pyro7480
"What was the point of putting that pic up?"

Something about a double concerto I suppose...

Double concerto in D.

25 posted on 10/07/2010 9:24:29 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

LOL! Now I get it! ;-)


26 posted on 10/07/2010 9:25:59 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: onedoug

ping


27 posted on 10/07/2010 9:29:32 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: stylecouncilor

¨Scotland? What´d he say about Scotland?¨


28 posted on 10/07/2010 9:40:08 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar; Borges

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

My esteem for Stravinsky just went up a notch ;-)


29 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: monkapotamus
How cool... I absolutely love Vivaldi.
30 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:05 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: EveningStar

I prefer Bach.....Vivaldi Palin comparison.


31 posted on 10/07/2010 9:47:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Pyro7480
Helen Thomas dated Vivalduh!

Happy?

32 posted on 10/07/2010 10:26:09 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Young Werther

NO!!!!


33 posted on 10/07/2010 11:54:58 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: Artemis Webb

Wow, pretty amazing. How will it be received by audiences?


34 posted on 10/07/2010 12:10:00 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Christine O'Donnell WILL WIN in November. Rove can eat his own words then.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A few years back, one of the sole Classical music radio stations in Boston, WCRB, ran a Listeners Poll to determine the FAVORITE (or BEST, my memory is hazy) CLASSICAL COMPOSER of all time. The listeners chose Vivaldi overwhelmingly, subjecting the rest of us to 24 hours of ascending and descending rolling strings.

Why Vivaldi? I surmised later that, due to the acute concentration of colleges in Boston, the listeners, good little indoctrinaires that they were, were merely parroting the opinions of the various college “professors” who taught the required Music Appreciation class. Vivaldi, from what I can recall from this “Required Elective”, figures predominantly. One can go mentally baroque listening to those whiny strings...


35 posted on 10/07/2010 12:31:36 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan
The listeners chose Vivaldi overwhelmingly, subjecting the rest of us to 24 hours of ascending and descending rolling strings.

Why Vivaldi? I surmised later that, due to the acute concentration of colleges in Boston, the listeners, good little indoctrinaires that they were, were merely parroting the opinions of the various college “professors” who taught the required Music Appreciation class.

Hmmm. I took a "Music Before 1750" course at MIT in the 1950s. It was not a required course. I just checked the textbook we used. There were 50 Baroque pieces discussed in the book -- not a one by Vivaldi. I think Vivaldi was just being rediscovered when the textbook was written in 1951. I found Vivaldi outside of the course. The more I became familiar with Vivaldi, the less I was interested in Bach. My classical pianist wife loves to play Bach. But most of Bach's pieces don't do much for me.

I can't imagine Bach doing a piece like this: Antonio Vivaldi - Dorilla in Tempe (RV 709) - Aria; Ret [or Rete] lacci: Link 1

Or this. There is another wonderful piece in Dorilla in Tempe to which I cannot find a YouTube link. It is Act II, Scene 12, a rollicking piece about a hunt. You can hear the start of it here: Link 2

Here is Dorilla in Tempe's vocal rendition of part of the Four Seasons: Link 3

36 posted on 10/07/2010 2:06:36 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Paisan

LOL!

Great Post


37 posted on 10/07/2010 2:21:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: rustbucket

I must concede that, being a lover of all things ‘instrumentally virtuoso’, I DO have a copy of The Four Seasons featuring Perlman on violin.

Every generation has their Heifitz, Stern, Perlman, Shaham - prodigies that interpret the classics with renewed energy and feeling. Still, the Three B’s, will always remain at the top of the list. Of course, I still have a personal affinity for the Italian Operatic composers. (see Screen Name)

OK, throw in Bizet and Offenbach...


38 posted on 10/07/2010 3:08:54 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Artemis Webb
Eureka! Rock version post haste. ;)


39 posted on 10/07/2010 3:40:27 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Paisan
I went through several stages in music appreciation. By the time I was 12, I had virtually memorized recordings of two Verdi operas and a Puccini opera. Then I shifted into string music for a few years. Beethoven was my favorite then. However, after being exposed to Baroque music, Baroque vocal music became and remains my favorite.

Here's another Vivaldi favorite of mine, the introduction to his oratorio "Juditha Triumphans:" Link. Dig the Baroque trumpets (no valves). And another piece from Juditha Triumphans: Link 2.

Another Baroque favorite, Pergolesi: Link 3. It is a shame he died at 26.

Other Baroque favorites include Schutz, Gabrieli, Praetorius, Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Purcell, Rameau.

40 posted on 10/07/2010 4:22:19 PM PDT by rustbucket
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