Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Recorder (flauto) and Strings in F Major, RV 433. Performed by the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music with Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder.
Soundtrack available at http://tinyurl.com/BaroqueConcertos
Anonio Vivaldi’s concerto for recorder skillfully blends virtuosic episodes with a graceful ritornello, The elegiac slow movement is both refined and restrained in compositional style, with a sweeping melody line accompanied by simple chords. Although this piece is commonly referred to as a “flute” concerto, the term “flauto” in the baroque period more often than not referred to the recorder, although the transverse flute is certainly an option for performance. Performed on original instruments by the ensemble Voices of Music.