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Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2011
Author Bacciagaluppi Claudio,
Project Printed Sacred Music in Europe, 1500-1800: Switzerland and the Alpine Region as Crossroads of Production, Circulation and Reception of Catholic Musical Repertoire
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Early Music
Volume (Issue) 39(4)
Page(s) 597 - 604
Title of proceedings Early Music


The article examines the entries referring to Vivaldi concertos in three historical inventories of Swiss music collections: the Musikkollegium Winterthur, 1722 (deposited in the Studienbibliothek Winterthur), the Benedictine convent of Muri, 1848 (in the Kantonsbibliothek Aarau), and the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft, 1813 (deposited in Zurich Central Library). We may reasonably assume that the inventory entries from Winterthur, Zurich and Muri—three towns just over 15 miles away from each other—all refer to Vivaldi’s violin concerto RV275, perhaps in conjunction with his violin concerto RV316a.