L'estro armonico (meaning "The Harmonic Inspiration") is a set of Concertos (Op.3) by the composer Antonio Vivaldi. The set were published in Amsterdam in 1711. They were the first of the composer's concertos to be published and became very well known and influential across much of Europe. The 12 concertos vary in terms of the solo instruments, some with a single solo violin, some with two solo violins, and some with an additional solo cello like a "Concerto Grosso". The 11th Concerto in D minor belonged in the final category with 2 solo violins and a solo cello. However the slow (middle) movement marked "Largo e spiccato" presented here only has a single solo violin as though it was from a violin concerto, so the sheet music consists of the Score, Solo Violin part, and further parts for Violins1, Violins2 and Violas. The Basso Continuo part can be played by the Cellos and Basses transposing low notes by an octave as necessary, and we have also expanded this "figured bass" part as a suggestion for Harpsichord.
Below you will find a Video showing the score playback, and links for audio file downloads. We also have on mfiles this same movement as an Organ arrangement transcribed by Bach, as a Piano arrangement by the Russian composer Aleksandr Nemerovsky, and our own arrangement for Violin and Piano.
Here is a video of Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, Concerto No.11 in Dm, 2nd movement:
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The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, Concerto No.11 in Dm, 2nd movement in PDF format.