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Sonata de camera a tre in D minor Op. 1/8 RV 64

Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678 - d. 1741)

Arcangelo

Arcangelo

Composer
Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678 - d. 1741)
Composition Year
1703
Work Movements
1. Preludio - Largo
2. Corrente - Allegro
3. Sarabande
4. Giga - Allegro
Artists
Arcangelo (Sophie Gent, James Toll [violins], Rebecca Jones [viola], Sarah McMahon [cello], Tim Amherst [bass], David Miller [lute], Jonathan Cohen [harpsichord,director])

Programme Note Writer:
© Norah O' Leary

Vivaldi's chamber works make up a small but engaging part of his immense output.The composition of the trio sonata was at that time considered almost a rite of passage for an emerging composer, largely due to the fame the revered violinist Arcangelo Corelli had brought to the style. In 1705 Vivaldi's Op. 1 trio sonatas were published, introducing a new energy into the voice of Italian instrumental musc. His style provoked a rather disaproving response from older generations, with composers such as Charles Avison condemning the works as önly fit for the amusement of children.

RV 64 opens with flowing arpeggiated arabesques on the first violin reminiscent of many Bach Allemandes. The second violin is brought into the spotlight in the second movement, the Corrente, a fast triple-meter dance. This is followed by a slow Sarabande movement in which the two violins combine their sound in imitation over a distinctive, dotted bass-line. The finale, a rich contrapuntal Giga allows the bass line to engages canonically with the two violins. The movement ends softly, providing a rather elegant conclusion to an otherwise boisterous movement

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Sonata de camera a tre in D minor Op. 1/8 RV 64

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678 - d. 1741)
Performance date: Monday 29th June 2015
Venue: St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Composer Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678 - d. 1741)
Work Title Sonata de camera a tre in D minor Op. 1/8 RV 64
Composition Year 1703
Work Movements 1. Preludio - Largo
2. Corrente - Allegro
3. Sarabande
4. Giga - Allegro
Artist(s) Arcangelo (Sophie Gent, James Toll [violins], Rebecca Jones [viola], Sarah McMahon [cello], Tim Amherst [bass], David Miller [lute], Jonathan Cohen [harpsichord,director])
Performance Date Monday 29th June 2015
Performance Venue St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Event Coffee Concert
Duration 00:10:30
Recording Engineer Richard McCullough, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation Category Trio
Instrumentation 2vn,vc
Programme Note Writer © Norah O' Leary

Vivaldi's chamber works make up a small but engaging part of his immense output.The composition of the trio sonata was at that time considered almost a rite of passage for an emerging composer, largely due to the fame the revered violinist Arcangelo Corelli had brought to the style. In 1705 Vivaldi's Op. 1 trio sonatas were published, introducing a new energy into the voice of Italian instrumental musc. His style provoked a rather disaproving response from older generations, with composers such as Charles Avison condemning the works as önly fit for the amusement of children.

RV 64 opens with flowing arpeggiated arabesques on the first violin reminiscent of many Bach Allemandes. The second violin is brought into the spotlight in the second movement, the Corrente, a fast triple-meter dance. This is followed by a slow Sarabande movement in which the two violins combine their sound in imitation over a distinctive, dotted bass-line. The finale, a rich contrapuntal Giga allows the bass line to engages canonically with the two violins. The movement ends softly, providing a rather elegant conclusion to an otherwise boisterous movement