Concerto in D minor for violin, organ and strings RV541, II. Grave
Marcelo Bussi, Manfred Kraemer
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
Vivaldi’s music was innovative. He brightened the formal and rhythmic structure of the concerto, in which he looked for harmonic contrasts and innovative melodies and themes; many of his compositions are flamboyantly, almost playfully, exuberant.
J.S. Bach (attributed) Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Andrew Manze, violin _______________ Even if the disproportionally famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor was in fact written by Bach, it is very likely it was originally scored for solo violin. Andrew Manze has attempted to recreate such an original. In his arrangement the piece has been transcribed to the violin-appropriate key of A minor.