Earlier this week, I discovered a really random piece I hadn’t heard of: Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531. I’m always happy to discover pieces I haven’t heard of, so I thought I’d share it this week. Here’s a bit about it.
- This piece is the only double cello concerto Vivaldi wrote. Honestly, I’ve never heard of a double cello concerto before, so that doesn’t surprise me too much!
- No one knows when it was completed. It was probably finished before 1743 and most likely around 1720.
- Like a lot of his concertos, it was probably written for a girls’ orchestra in Venice that he was associated with for much of his life.
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