Flute Sonata in C major, RV 48 (Vivaldi, Antonio)

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Sheet Music


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Feduol (2016/4/23)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
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Editor Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973)
Publisher. Info. Le Opere di Antonio Vivaldi, Vol.IV No.3, Tomo 490
Milano: G. Ricordi & C., 1970. Plate P.R. 1165.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Flute and Piano

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General Information

Work Title Flute Sonata in C major
Alternative. Title Sonata a Traversa Solo
Composer Vivaldi, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RV 48
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAV 250
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1. Affetuoso
2. Allegro assai
3. Larghetto
4. Allegro
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation flute, continuo

Misc. Comments

According to Federico Maria Sardelli, in his book Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder (Ashgate 2007), this sonata "would appear to be an adaptation for flute, made in England, of a work for violin attributable either to Vivaldi or to Bigaglia -- or, alternatively, a collage in which 'authentic' portions of music by one of these composers have been joined to other portions that are the handiwork of the anonymous transcriber. The preservation of the work in only one source makes further deductions impossible, but even if it should be shown at a future stage that this manuscript is based on an authentic Vivaldi sonata, it clearly represents a corrupted version of the parent work." (pp.69-70)