Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

Individual record

[+] Vlaardingerbroek, Kee. "Vivaldi and Lotti: Two Unknown Borrowings in Vivaldi's Music." In Vivaldi, vero e falso: Problemi di attribuzione, ed. Antonio Fanna and Michael Talbot, 91-107. Florence: L. S. Olschki, 1992.

Nineteen of the works now contained in the Turin manuscripts are works not by Vivaldi. The composers for most of these works are not known. Vivaldi plagiarized five of these compositions directly in order to copy an older style. Vivaldi seems to have obtained these manuscripts in an intentional attempt to learn the stile antico for choral works. The variety of works borrowed suggests he needed to learn the strict stile antico, the stile misto, and the brilliant concerto style. Borrowings from madrigals by Antonio Lotti also helped Vivaldi to gain fluency with traditional vocal styles. The lack of these sources and borrowings in other genres such as the instrumental concerto suggest that he was already comfortable with these styles.

Works: Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 588 (93), Gloria, RV 589 (93), Credidi, RV 605 (93), Dixit Dominus, RV 595 (94, 98, 103-107), Kyrie, RV 587 (99), Concerto madrigalesco, RV 129 (99), La Senna festeggiante (99-100).

Sources: Giovanni Maria Ruggieri: Gloria in due chori (93, 95-96); Anonymous: Lauda Jerusalem, RV Anh. 35 (93, 96), Dixit Dominus, RV Anh. 27 (94); Antonio Lotti: Inganni dell'umanità (98-99, 103-107), Moralità d'una perla (99-102).

Index Classifications: 1700s

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