279 Mandolin Concerto RV425

Down 86 for this, the 1st of Vivaldi's 4 entries. Lowest position since 2001.

Vivaldi was known to have benefited from several great violinists where he worked, at the Ospedale Della Pietá in Venice. One in particular, by the name of Anna Maria, was the dedicatee of more than 30 of his 230 violin concertos. One suspects that his choices when it came to mandolin players were much more limited. He wrote only two works with mandolin in them and only one for the solo instrument. Having said that, the one he did write is one of the best concertos from his entire output.

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