Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in C Major RV 88 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Edited by Nikolaus Delius
Continuo Realization by Gottfried Bach
FContrary to the instrumentation of most of his concerti for various instruments, Vivaldi has used the flute in this work, which together with the bassoon make up the concertino being occasionally joined by the oboe. Similar to other concerti by Vivaldi the grosso has shrunk to oboe, violin, and bass, but even these parts are occasionally interwoven with the passages of the quasi solo instruments so that this is not a Concerto Grosso in the strick sense of the word. Kolneder very aptly specified this type of composition as “chamber concerto”.
The handwritten original in the Turin National Library served as source for the present edition. Deviations are signified thus: ( ) as well as by footnotes. Editorial markings regarding dynamics and articulation technique are merely suggestive. Anyone concersant with the style of this period is aware of the fact that various possibilites of performance exist. The Continuo has been realised by Gottfried Bach.