Vivaldi, Antonio
Complete Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso continuo RV 39-47
- All of Antonio Vivaldi's works for violoncello and continuo in a single edition
- Detailed preface on sources and performance practice (German/English)
- With new findings that considerably differ from earlier editions
Edition no.
BA 6995
ISMN
9790006520596
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Hoffmann, Bettina
Instrumentation of the work
Violoncello, Basso continuo
Product format
Performance score, Set of parts, Urtext edition, Anthology
Instrumentation
Violoncello, Basso continuo
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
XII, 83/35/47 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
This scholarly-critical edition is based on all the known sources, whether printed or handwritten, that have come down to us for these frequently played pieces. By closely scrutinizing the source material, the editor has arrived at interesting findings that considerably differ from earlier editions of these works. Rather than taking as her principal source Le Clerc’s 1740 print of Sonatas I to VI – an edition probably made without the composer’s consent – the editor has examined the Naples and Wiesentheid manuscripts prepared under Vivaldi’s direct supervision.

The editor has also managed to identify a previously unknown source for Sonata RV 44. All departures from the sources in the printed text and all editorial additions are listed in the critical report. Cellists are thus given ready access to every alternative reading, including deleted bars and the many inevitable variants in articulation. A detailed preface provides essential information on sources and their assessment, with a section on performance practice offering valuable suggestions on interpretation.
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