Vivaldi and Bach - 2/27/08 Why a Concerto? 1. Vivaldi: Oboe...

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2/27/08 Why a Concerto? 1. Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in C a. 0:00 – Ritornello: tutti ensemble i. 0:00 – Main Theme ii. 0:20 – Ascending Theme/Pattern iii. 0:36 – Main Theme Cadence/Ending b. 0:39 – Solo: Oboe c. 1:00 – Ritornello: tutti ensemble d. 1:19 – Solo: Oboe e. 1:44 – Ritornello: tutti ensemble f. 1:58 – Solo: Oboe g. 2:24 – Ritornello: tutti ensemble h. 2:31 – Solo: Oboe i. 2:46 – Ritornello: tutti ensemble 2. The Ritornello sections are not all the same. The first consists of three parts, a main theme, an second ascending theme, and then a final cadence based off of the main theme. The second is shorter, with just the main theme. The third ritornello has a minor tonality, which is hinted at/modulated to in the previous oboe solo section. The fourth ritornello section is based off of the main theme from the beginning and returns to a major tonality. The final ritornello section of the piece starts with the ascending figure from the first ritornello and returns to the main theme, but with a new melody in the upper voiced
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARTS AND S 090:101:28 taught by Professor Stauffer during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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