Thursday 15 July 2010
Tune of the Day: Allegro
from Vivaldi's Concerto for Piccolo in C major
This is the first movement of the famous Piccolo (or Recorder) Concerto in C major by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The movement starts with a lively orchestral refrain (usually called ritornello in Baroque music), after which the soloist enters with a display passage that dazzles with its rhythmic drive and virtuosic writing. This movement is followed by the well-known Largo.
Thanks to Luis for contributing this piece!