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Lost Vivaldi concerto found in Scotland

8th October 2010

A lost Vivaldi flute concerto has been discovered in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.

University of Southampton research fellow Andrew Woolley found the manuscript, which contains a set of parts for Il Gran Mogol, among the family papers of the Marquesses of Lothian that are housed at the archive.

Il Gran Mogol formed part of a quartet of 'national' concertos written by the 18th century composer. The other pieces - La Francia, La Spagna and L'Inghilterro - are still missing.

Although it is unclear how the sheet music came to Scotland, the document has now been authenticated as a genuine Vivaldi work and will receive its first modern-day performance in Perth in January.

Mr Woolley commented: 'This piece was previously known only from a mention in the sale catalogue of an 18th-century Dutch bookseller. Discovering that it is actually in existence is unexpected and hugely exciting.'

Born in 1678, Vivaldi is widely regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, with his best known work being The Four Seasons.
 

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