The Sonata for violin and continuo in G Major RV 25 by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi is not just a work that demonstrates the originality and quality of the compositional art of Il Prete Rosso. It is also a valuable exponent of the bond that formed between the Venetian and the young Pisendel. The dedication to Pisendel at the start of the autograph is written by Vivaldi himself, “Suonata à Solo fatto p[er] Ma[estro]: Pisendel Del Vivaldi” (Sonata written for Master Pisendel by Vivaldi). But not only that. Vivaldi left a space for Pisendel to add a slow movement. The manuscript is practically all written in the hand of Vivaldi, except for the Grave, composed and written by Pisendel.
Grave by Pisendel in the Sonata RV 25 by Vivaldi (Audio from CD “1717. Memories of a Journey to Italy”)
The present edition by Javier Lupiáñez includes:
Embellishments for the Grave based on Pisendel embellishments on Vivaldi
Extra variations for the last Menuetto based on Vivaldi variations