Lost Vivaldi concerto played for the first time in 250 years

Published on January 27th, 2011 | by Admin


A lost concert by the 18th century composer Antonio Vivaldi has been played for the first time in public in more than 250 years.

Il Gran Mogol is almost complete, only missing a part for the second violin.

But Mr Woolley has reconstructed it using the manuscript of another flute concerto by Vivaldi, which is kept in Turin and appears to be a reworking of Il Gran Mogol.

It is unclear exactly how the concerto was brought to Scotland, but it is believed to have belonged to the flute-playing nobleman Lord Robert Kerr, son of the third Marquess of Lothian.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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