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Ciacona in G minor

By Tommaso Antonio Vitali

Viola and piano (solo: vl - - - timp - org - str - bc)
Composed by Tommaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745). Edited by Ferdinand David. Arranged by Friedrich Hermann. Solo concerto. Edition Breitkopf. Baroque period. Score. Breitkopf and Haertel #EB 5393. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-5393).

Item Number: BR.EB-5393

ISBN 9790004164013. 9 x 12 inches.

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  • July 03, 2010 The other review is not quite accurate

    It is true that this version is not the same as the familiar version of the so-called Vitali Chaconne; however, this is because the latter is actually an elaboration by Leopold Charlier of an earlier, simpler edition by Ferdinand David. Charlier added passages in higher positions, octaves and double...

    -stops. The viola edition here is a transcription of the simpler David version. I can see why you were disappointed if you were looking for a viola version of the brilliant Charlier arrangement; however, don't blame this edition :-).

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  • January 19, 2010 DO NOT BUY THIS ARRANGEMENT!!!

    This is a truly terrible arrangement of a very good piece. I bought this figuring it would be the classic Vitali Chaconne arranged for viola by being dropped a fifth and with an extra flat; instead, I purchased an abomination. The majority of it is lowered by an octave with...

    all chords and double stops removed, and it is still in g minor. Additionally, the accompaniment does not start before the viola: the viola and piano begin at the same time, and the viola's first note is not a chord! This arrangement is also significantly easier -- it never goes above fifth position, and all of the octaves have been removed. This version is a travesty: I adjure you not to buy it if you want the actual Vitali Chaconne. I repurchased this piece for violin and arranged it myself.

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