Concerto in C major, RV 444 (Full Score)
Concerto in C major, RV 444 (Full Score and Parts) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Edition for Sopranino Recorder (or Flute, or Piccolo) and Piano, Published by Breitkopf and Hartel / Musica Rara, Edited by David Lasocki, Includes flute part, Violin I and II, Viola, Cello/Bass, and full score.
Antonio Vivaldi's popular concertos RV 444 and RV 445 have been in the MUSICA RARA catalogue for quite a while now, albeit only in their original scoring with strings and basso continuo. These two new versions for recorder and piano thus close a long-existing gap. In the preface, the editor discusses his choice of the solo instrument at length, revealing why he unequivocally decided in favor of the sopranino recorder. Nevertheless, the highly virtuoso solo part can also be played by other recorders and flutes.