Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Sei Concerti a Violino principale, Op. XI, 1727
The concerto RV 277 “Il Favorito” is a large work in which the opening Allegro take up more than half, opening with a bold motif ( a veritable thème-personnage) consisting of an ascending triad on the tonic. What is the meaning of mysterious title “Favoured”? Did this concerto meet with the particular favour of Charles VI ? More probably, the pubblication was an idea of the dutch editor as a marketing play.