Concerto in D Major for Guitar, Strings and Basso Continuo - 2nd movement (Largo) - Antonio Vivaldi (c. 1678-1741)

Antonio Vivaldi wrote hundreds of wonderful concerti and was so admired that Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed some of them for organ and harpsichord. Vivaldi is also credited with the familiar three-movement concerto we all know. (A fast movement, followed by a slow movement, finished with another fast movement. Typically, "Allegro - Largo - Allegro", but can be any one of those variants, like, "Presto - Larghetto - Allegro".)

This concerto was originally composed by Vivaldi for lute and strings but transcribes extremely well to guitar, being a similar stringed instrument, if not as complex. The second Largo movement is one of his best-known. So much wonderful Baroque Italian melody and harmony that Vivaldi is known for is contained in just a few minutes of interaction between the soloist and orchestra, weaving masterfully between the root, subdominant and dominant keys. The movement is in binary form, or AABB, meaning that the first section is played through, repeated, then followed by the second section being played through and repeated.

My sister, Ann Marie (1967-1995), whom I dedicate this video to, loved to hear me play this (and pretty much anything else I played). I love you, sis. I'll see you again, someday.

Want to see more? Have any questions? Please let me know in the comments below. Enjoy! :)

Equipment and software used (I have an affiliation with Adobe as an Adobe Community Professional and get benefits like access to software as a result; per FTC guidelines, I have to mention this because nothing says honesty like the government):

Alvarez-Yairi Classical guitar, model CY118 (1990)
D'addario Pro-Arte Light Tension Classical guitar strings
Zoom H1 digital audio recorder
Cuckos Reaper 6
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 (VSTi)
Reason 11 by Reason Studios
Adobe Bridge 2020
Adobe Photoshop 2020
Adobe Audition 2020
Adobe Premiere Pro 2020


Created 10 months, 1 week ago.

1 video

CategoryArts & Literature

A man, his art, his music, his software...not necessarily in that order.