Concerto for Two Violins "L'estro armonico" Op.3 No.8 - Movement 3

By: Antonio Vivaldi
For: String quartet
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Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
Year of composition
1711
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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Preceded only by a set of Trio Sonatas in 1705 and a set of Violin Sonatas in 1709, Antonio Vivaldi's first published set of concertos, called "L'estro armonico," was the most influential and innovative collection of orchestral music of the first half of the eighteenth century. "L'estro armonico" (roughly, The Genius of Harmony) was published as his Op. 3 in Amsterdam in 1711 by Estienne Roger and quickly completely changed the form from the more weighty Roman model of Corelli to the lighter Venetian model of Vivaldi.

The closing Allegro movement opens with a fast and brilliant imitative sequence for the ripieno leading to a strong cadence. The sequence functions as a theme, alternating for the rest of the movement with glinting soloists playing off each other straight through to the final big cadence.

This arrangement comes with a supplemental third violin part, and an optional bass part for use with string orchestra.

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