Vivaldi : Four Seasons - Summer 3/3

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Concerto RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2 L'Estate (III : Presto) -- Urtext

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Sheet music for : Violin and piano

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Concerto RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2 L'Estate (III : Presto) -- Urtext

Four Seasons - Summer- Concerto in G minor - Third Movement



This Presto is the third and last movement in the Concerto RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2 (L'Estate) by Antonio Vivaldi.

This concerto is part of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons [Le quattro stagioni], a series of four concertos part of Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione [The Contest of Harmony and Invention].

Each concerto in the Four Seasons is associated to a sonnet probably written by Vivaldi himself.

The verses corresponding to the Presto of the Summer concerto are as follows :

Ah che pur troppo i Suo timor Son veri
Tuona e fulmina il Ciel e grandioso
Tronca il capo alle Spiche e a' grani alteri.


[Alas, his fears were justified
The Heavens thunder and roar and majestically
Cut the head off the wheat and damage the grain.]

Please note the following points about this Urtext edition :
  • Measures 48-49 : the E natural in the violin part is editorial
  • Measure 52 : the E natural in the violin part is editorial
  • Measure 54 : the C sharp in the violin part is editorial
  • Measures 113 and 120 : the tutti indication is editorial
  • Measure 116 : the solo indication is editorial


Duration : 03:09

Source : Antonio Vivaldi, Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op. 8 (Amsterdam : Le Cène, 1725).

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