Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) The Spring from the “Four Seasons” Op. 8 No. 1
arranged by Jean Jacques Rousseau edited by Laurent Hay [fl]
8 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 55 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17814-0 | Softcover
How appropriate that Vivaldi's "Spring" appeared in the spring, or more precisely, at the end of February 1988 as a foretaste of spring. And what a good idea it was of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - certainly not one of his least enlightened - to transform Vivaldi's famous violin concerto into an effective solo sonata for flute and publish it in the "Journal de Musique" of 1775! But for whoever prefers to make bad copies of old music rather than buy a seriously edited, economical new edition, here is a tip: a copy of the first edition is in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris! But this information, and much more too, is found in Laurent Hay's preface to our edition.