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The instrumental variation sets of Antonio Vivaldi : old forms in new genres

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dc.contributor.author Lockey, Nicholas Scott. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-10T06:03:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-10T06:03:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-04-10T06:03:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/723
dc.description.abstract Studies of variation form generally overlook the works of Antonio Vivaldi due to the lack of sufficient bibliographic resources and assumptions downplaying the significance of Vivaldi's variation sets. This study, however, argues that Vivaldi's sets represent innovative contributions to the hm It begins by cataloguing the twenty instrumental variation sets published in the &st critical edition of Vivaidits works (Milan: Ricordi, 1947-72). It then examines the sequence of vatiations and manner of conclusion in each set, issues crucial to the reception of variation form ever since late eighteenth-century writers such as Koch and Vogler expanded discussions of variation technique to address variation sets as a musical farm. Vivakli's examples are compared to those by Corelli, Rarneau, and Handel, highlighting Vivaldi's greater emphasis on coherent progressions and f'lrm conclusions. Additionally, reeent chronological studies are combined to propose that Vivaldi was among the first composers to use variation form h solo concertos. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Variations -- History and criticism en_US
dc.title The instrumental variation sets of Antonio Vivaldi : old forms in new genres en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Hammond, Susan Lewis. en_US
dc.degree.department School of Music en_US


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