“As is the case with the many fine editions of baroque repertoire that have been issued since the 1990s by this excellent publishing house, Edition HH, Woolley’s volume consists of well prepared and carefully proofread text, beautifully presented in a layout convenient to performers and scholars alike.”
This is the first modern edition, and reconstruction, of a concerto for transverse flute by Vivaldi with the exotic title 'Il Gran Mogol', recently discovered in the Scottish National Archives. Closely related to this work is the composer's concerto RV 431, of which only the first and last movements survive. Using a transposed version of the slow movement of 'Il Gran Mogol', the editor Andrew Woolley has been able to complete RV 431, and the two works are conveniently presented together in this exciting new publication. Performers should seize the opportunity to play these concertos, originally created for the 'amateur' market.
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Andrew Woolley, Edition HH have wasted no time in publishing this 'new' concerto in D minor for flute and strings RV431a, 'Il Gran Mogul', in a beautifully clear and informative edition which also contains a hypothetical completion of a related flute concerto fragment in E minor (RV431) - thus giving the traverso player the option to play much of the same material in an easier key, if desired. ... in the hands of an enterprising and virtuosic performer, both of these pieces will surely come to life.”