Sheet Music: Largo

TitleLargo
from Concerto for Lute in D major
Alternate titlesLargo from Guitar Concerto in D major
Opus numberRV 93
ComposerAntonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–C#6
Time signature4/4
Tempo26 BPM
Performance time5:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-06-30
Last updated2011-06-30
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Thursday 30 June 2011

Tune of the Day: Largo by Vivaldi

from “Guitar Concerto” in D major

Even if modern performance usually features a guitar as the solo instrument, this concerto was originally written for the lute. It was probably composed in the 1730s during a visit to Bohemia, but, as with Vivaldi's other lute works, it was not published during the composer's lifetime.

Today we present the central Largo, a slow, reflective meditation in the usual binary form.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this beautiful piece!