Manchester Sonatas (Vivaldi, Antonio)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1726-73).
Misc. Notes Henry Watson Music Library, Manchester (GB-Mp): Ms.624.1Vw81
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Editor Paul Everett (b.1955)
Michael Talbot (b.1943)
Publisher. Info. Nuova edizione critica delle opere di Antonio Vivaldi
Milan: Ricordi, 1983. Plate P.R. 1254.

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General Information

Work Title Manchester Sonatas
Alternative. Title Suonate à Violino solo, e Basso per il Cembalo. Del Sig: D. Antonio Viualdi
Name Translations マンチェスター・ソナタ; Vivaldi's 'Manchester' Violin Sonatas
Composer Vivaldi, Antonio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GB-Mp MS 624.1 Vw 81
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 pieces
  1. Violin Sonata in C major, RV 3
  2. Violin Sonata in D minor, RV 12
  3. Violin Sonata in G minor, RV 757
  4. Violin Sonata in D major, RV 755
  5. Violin Sonata in B-flat major, RV 759
  6. Violin Sonata in A major, RV 758
  7. Violin Sonata in C minor, RV 6
  8. Violin Sonata in G major, RV 22
  9. Violin Sonata in E minor, RV 17a
  10. Violin Sonata in B minor, RV 760
  11. Violin Sonata in E-flat major, RV 756
  12. Violin Sonata in C major, RV 754
First Publication. 1976* in Recent Researches in Music of the Baroque Era, Vol.26: The Manchester Violin Sonatas
Madison: A-R Editions (ed. Talbot)
Copyright Information *1976 could be the first publication as a collection, but it could also be argued that it was legally published when the copy made for Pietro Ottoboni was sold to Edward Holdsworth in 1742.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin, continuo
Extra Information Manuscripts formerly owned by Charles Jennens (1700-1773), for whom they were bought in Italy by Edward Holdsworth in 1742. The manuscript collection originally belonged to Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667-1740) and is thought to have been made in 1726 or 1727. It is part of the Newman Flower Collection which is now held by the Henry Watson Music Library , part of the city library in Manchester U.K. Before the manuscript's discovery at the time of the collection's acquisition by the library in 1965, the Sonatas numbered 5, 10, 11 and 12 (RV 759, 760, 756 and 754) were unknown.823SE (Language and Literature Library)
Further information: Michael Talbot Discovering Vivaldi's Manchester Sonatas Manchester Sounds 7 (2007-8) 185-193 (Autobiographical account of the discovery of the manuscripts.)

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