La stravaganza

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La stravanganza (The Extravagance), op. 4, is a set of concertos written by Antonio Vivaldi in 1712–1713. The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino.[1] All of the concertos are scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo; however, some movements require extra soloists (such as a second violin and/or cello solo). What is perhaps most extraordinary about La stravaganza is Vivaldi's remarkable inventiveness within a defined framework of instrumental and harmonic forces.[citation needed]

List of concerti[edit]

These works are laid out in the following movements:

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, RV 383a:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo e cantabile
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 2 in E minor, RV 279:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 3 in G major, RV 301:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro assai

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 4 in A minor, RV 357:

  1. Allegro
  2. Grave e sempre piano
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 5 in A major, RV 347:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro (moderato)

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 6 in G minor, RV 316a:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 7 in C major, RV 185:

  1. Largo
  2. Allegro (molto)
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 8 in D minor, RV 249:

  1. Allegro – Adagio – Presto – Adagio
  2. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 9 in F major, RV 284:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 10 in C minor, RV 196:

  1. Spirituoso
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 11 in D major, RV 204:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro assai

La Stravaganza, Op.4, Concerto No. 12 in G major, RV 298:

  1. Spirituoso e non presto
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Notable Recordings[edit]

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  • Vivaldi, La Stravaganza, Rachel Podger (Violin), Channel Classics, 2003, CCS SA 19503.

This recording won the Gramophone Award for best Baroque recording of 2003. [5] [6]

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