Vivaldi Viola Concerto?

said: Oct 22, 2008
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I’ve been working on the Vivaldi Viola Concerto from Suzuki Book 8 (Concerto in B flat minor) and I’ve been looking to find a recording of the original concerto (since the viola version must be a transcription of some sort). Does anyone happen to know which concerto (and for which instrument) this music is a transcription of? (with the RV number) Thanks :)

Jess

Jennifer Visick said: Jan 12, 2009
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bump

I don’t know the answer offhand…. but perhaps we should start a list of “Originals” and their catalog numbers for each instrument’s repertoire. Seems like this would go hand in hand with the Suzuki idea of listening. Does anyone know if a reference list like this already exists?

Constanze said: Jan 12, 2009
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During our teacher training course we got from Kerstin Wartberg the attached List of Sources for the Suzuki Violin Repertoire. Is it a list like this what you are looking for, Jenny?

Jennifer Visick said: Jan 13, 2009
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yes, this is a start.

I would add to this list the Bach minuets in book 1 and book 3. The Alfred website lists this under the description of revised book 1:

* Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach)
* Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J.S. Bach)
* Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J.S. Bach)

However I would also note that today, learnéd people now say they were probably written by Christian Petzold (1677-1733) instead of by Bach. This applies to the book 3 version as well. I believe the catalog number for the second half of the book 3 Minuet is BWV Anh. 115.

However, I was thinking that we should also start a list for the other instruments besides violin. Do you know of a similar list for viola, cello, piano, flute, etc? Obviously much of the viola list for the first three books would be the same as the violin list.

-Jenny-

Jennifer Visick said: Nov 7, 2009
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Go Tell Aunt Rhody, (surprisingly?) can be partially attributed to Jean Jaques Rousseau…. maybe.

https://suzukiassociation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2554

-Jenny Visick-

Susan said: Nov 10, 2009
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This is very useful information! I agree about expanding the list for any repertoire included. I had at one time a violin list done by a student at Potsdam (part of the State University of New York). I will look for it, and enter anything not already given, or any alternate info.

Jennifer Visick said: Mar 11, 2011
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Someone on the viola email list just asked the original poster’s question, and this is the answer they got from someone else who went and took a look at a preview page online:

“it looks like this is Vivaldi’s viola d’amore Concerto in D Minor, RV 395.”

FYI, the viola d’amore is one of those many-stringed instruments that has sympathetic strings that run under the 6 or 7 strings you can actually play. Thus you’ve always got an open string to provide a “ringing note” no matter what note or string you’re playing on. It’s quite beautiful.

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