The Basel Chamber Orchestra (Kammerorchester Basel) plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Il gran mogol (The Grand Moghul) concerto (RV 431a), written in the late 1720s or early 1730s. Giuliano Carmignola: conductor and violin. Recorded on January 4, 2014, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Het Zondagochtend Concert.

Antonio Vivaldi – Il gran mogol concerto (Basel Chamber Orchestra)

Vivaldi’s Il gran mogol (The Grand Moghul) concerto

The piece was the Indian part of a set of four ‘national’ concertos, La Francia (France), La Spagna (Spain), and L’Inghilterro (England) – the other three are all lost.

It is actually a flute concerto and first appeared in a Dutch bookseller’s sale catalog of 1759 and was then lost until 2010, when it was rediscovered by Andrew Woolley in the papers of Lord Robert Kerr (?-1746), the son of William Kerr, 3rd Marquess of Lothian, now in the National Archives of Scotland. Kerr was a flautist himself and is thought to have collected it on a grand tour of Italy. Number RV 431a has been assigned to the concerto in Ryom Verzeichnis.

Giuliano Carmignola (Treviso, 1951) is an Italian violinist. Born in Treviso, he studied with his father, then with Luigi Ferro at the Venice Conservatory, and afterward with Nathan Milstein and Franco Gulli at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and Henryk Szeryng at the Geneva Conservatory. In 1973, he was awarded a prize in the International Paganini Competition in Genoa.


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