Vivaldi – Trio sonata RV 820 in G major for violin, violoncello and continuo.
Edition and Preface by Javier Lupiáñez
The Trio Sonata in G major was independently identified as an early Vivaldian work in 2014 by the Italian scholar, recorder player, and ensemble director Mr. Federico Maria Sardelli and by the Spanish scholar, violin player and ensemble director Mr. Javier Lupiáñez. The piece was recently cataloged as RV 820 in the Vivaldi Catalog and is the earliest known work by Vivaldi.
The Trio Sonata presents a different Vivaldi to the one we are used to. It shows the young Vivaldi: On the one hand, clearly influenced by the masters of the end of 17th century such Corelli, Bonporti or Torelli, and on the other hand, it is easy to perceive that some new and original Vivaldian ideas start to blossom in this early work.
The discovery and attribution of this Sonata are very important to understand the roots of Vivaldi’s style and the change of musical taste that happened at the beginning of the 18th century.
Extract from the preface:
“The work is uniquely preserved in the manuscript D-Dl Mus.2-Q-6 copied by Georg Pisendel and found in The Schrank II (Cabinet II) Collection from the Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB).
The work was claimed for the first time as a Vivaldian piece in an interview and concert by Javier Lupiáñez and the ensemble Scaramuccia in a live concert in the radio program De Musyck Kamer, broadcasted on the Dutch radio station Concertzender in summer 2014. Officially the piece was independently identified as a genuine Vivaldian work by Mr. Federico Maria Sardelli and Mr. Javier Lupiáñez in 2014 and catalogued at the beginning of 2015 as RV 820, and it is the earliest known work by Vivaldi.”