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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: onedoug; All

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

“I wrote that concerto with me own bare hands, but do they call me Angus the composer? NAE!”


41 posted on 10/07/2010 4:26:09 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: sionnsar

Scottish related sorta ping


42 posted on 10/07/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: jagusafr
“Well, where’s the last place you had it?”

It was found where you put it, next to the keys to the Buick.

But then that opens a whole 'nother can of worms.

43 posted on 10/07/2010 6:04:10 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: AnnaZ
I shop there too.


44 posted on 10/07/2010 7:13:02 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: AnnaZ

45 posted on 10/07/2010 7:14:49 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: AnnaZ

46 posted on 10/07/2010 8:08:35 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Pyro7480
Eh, Stravinsky couldn't write anything like this: RV558

Right you are. And Vivaldi probably couldn't write anything like The Rite of Spring. That said, it's only fair to say that both composers are worthy. The Vivaldi concerto you linked is an example of Vivaldi at his best. And that's not bad.

47 posted on 10/08/2010 5:05:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Paisan

Vivaldi’s was/is very good; Bach’s music was/is sublime. So no contest.


48 posted on 10/08/2010 5:10:33 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Paisan
Still, the Three B’s, will always remain at the top of the list.

Who is Mozart? Chopped liver?:o)

49 posted on 10/08/2010 5:14:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: luvbach1

too many notes...


50 posted on 10/08/2010 5:41:04 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: monkapotamus
Ha! (That's exactly what the look on that guy's face says to me every time. lol.)
51 posted on 10/08/2010 8:08:45 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: Daffynition
I have never seen one of those stores before.
52 posted on 10/08/2010 9:13:33 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: Daffynition

Love it!!


53 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:21 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: AnnaZ
Sorry. It's a spoof of the Aldi trademark.


54 posted on 10/08/2010 2:36:16 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: Daffynition
Ha ha. You're good. (I've never seen one of those either.)
55 posted on 10/08/2010 3:21:06 PM 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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