A relatively small number of Antonio Vivaldi’s solo concerto’s are those (3) written for ‘flautino’, a ‘little flute’ or high-pitched recorder that is the equivalent of today's piccolo. One of these concerto's is the ‘Concerto in C major, Opus 44, nr.11’. The solo part in this beautiful concerto is more virtuosic and demanding than Vivaldi's normal woodwind writing. The pattern of this concerto is typical Vivaldi: the two outer movements are dazzling show pieces; the central Largo is an eloquent, highly expressive monologue. Dutch arranger Henk van de Weijer transcribed this concerto for piccolo (or recorder) with accompaniment of a Woodwind Ensemble.