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Essential Vivaldi


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 07159   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinChristopher ParkeningEmmanuel PahudHan-Na Chang,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto LysyIona BrownRichard TognettiChristopher Warren-Green,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MatheusVirtuosi of EnglandTeatro Lirico,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonio Vivaldi was one of great composers of the Baroque era. He produced a vast amount of attractive music, much of it in the form of concertos for various instruments, both singly and in combination. His most famous composition is the set of four violin concertos called ‘The Four Seasons’ and all four of these concertos are heard here, each performed by a different virtuoso soloist: Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christopher Warren-Green and Kyung-Wha Chung. Also included are delightful concertos for flute, mandolin, cello, trumpet and oboe, and several beautiful arias from his many operas. The set ends with several extracts from his magnificent setting of the Gloria. Antonio Vivaldi was one of great composers of the Baroque era. He produced a vast amount of attractive music, much of it in the form of concertos for various instruments, both singly and in combination. His most famous composition is the set of four violin concertos called ‘The Four Seasons’ and all four of these concertos are heard here, each performed by a different virtuoso soloist: Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christopher Warren-Green and Kyung-Wha Chung. Also included are delightful concertos for flute, mandolin, cello, trumpet and oboe, and several beautiful arias from his many operas. The set ends with several extracts from his magnificent setting of the Gloria. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, RV 424 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
L'Orlando finto pazzo, RV 727: Alla rosa ruggiadosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky ()
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  André Saint-Clivier (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in B flat major, Op. 8 no 10/RV 362 "La caccia": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jonathan Impett (Trumpet), Robert Farley (Trumpet), Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 8 no 6/RV 180 "Il piacere": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Nasce rosa lusinghiera by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrizia Ciofi ()
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Verona, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Kyung-Wha Chung
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sidney Sutcliffe (Oboe)
Conductor:  Arthur Davidson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Del destin non dee lagnarsi by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16.
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Gelosia, tu gia rendi l'alma mia by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc ()
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Lirico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Strings in E flat major, RV 130 "Sonata al Santo Sepolcro" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
18.
Giustino, RV 717: All'armi, o guerrieri! by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leonardo De Lisi ()
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Angela East (Cello), Lucy Howard (Violin), Jonathan Kahan (Violin),
Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord), Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin), Adrian Butterfield (Violin)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
21.
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin), David Daniels ()
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord), Rachel Brown (Flute)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michel Samvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leslie Pearson (Organ), Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord), Gordon Hunt (Oboe),
Teresa Berganza ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/ Spring) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): I. Allegro
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/ Spring) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): II. Largo
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/ Spring) RV269 (Op. 8 No. 1): III. Allegro
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Allegro giusto
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Largo
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': I. Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': II. Cantabile
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in B minor RV 424: I Allegro non molto
Cello Concerto in B minor RV 424: II Largo
Cello Concerto in B minor RV 424: III Allegro
Orlando finto pazzo: Alla rosa ruggiadosa (Grifone)
Mandolin Concerto in C RV425 (1970 Digital Remaster): I. [Allegro]
Mandolin Concerto in C RV425 (1970 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Mandolin Concerto in C RV425 (1970 Digital Remaster): III. [Allegro]
Violin Concerto in B flat 'La caccia' Op. 8 No. 10 (RV362): I. Allegro
Concerto in C for two trumpets RV537: I. Allegro
Concerto in C for two trumpets RV537: II. Largo
Concerto in C for two trumpets RV537: III. [Allegro]
Concerto No. 6 in C RV180, 'Il Piacere' (from Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op. 8): I. Allegro
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 2: Aria: Nasce rosa lusinghiera (Idaspe)
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): I. Allegro non molto
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): II. Adagio
The Four Seasons (from 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' Op. 8), Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate) RV315 (Op. 8 No. 2): III. Presto
The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, RV 293 ("Autumn"): I. Allegro
The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, RV 293 ("Autumn"): II. Adagio molto
The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, RV 293 ("Autumn"): III. Allegro
Oboe Concerto in A minor RV461 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non molto
Bajazet, Act 1, Scene 1: Aria: Del destin non dee lagnarsi (Bajazet)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2/No. 2 (1993 Digital Remaster): I. Preludio a capriccio (Presto - Adagio - Presto)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2/No. 2 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Corrente (Allegro)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2/No. 2 (1993 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 2/No. 2 (1993 Digital Remaster): IV. Giga (Allegro)
Gelosia, tu gia rendi l'alma mia
Concerto in E flat (Sonata al Santo Sepolcro) RV130 (ed. Leppard) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Il Giustino RV717, ACT 1: Aria: All`armi, o guerrieri!
12 Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (L'estro armonico), No. 10 in B minor RV580 (four four violins): I. Allegro
Concerto in G major for 2 mandolines and strings RV532: I. Allegro
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Flute Concerto in G minor 'La notte' RV439 (Op. 10 No. 2): I. Largo - Presto (Fantasmi) - Largo - Presto
Flute Concerto in G minor 'La notte' RV439 (Op. 10 No. 2): II. Largo (Il sonno)
Flute Concerto in G minor 'La notte' RV439 (Op. 10 No. 2): III. Allegro
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): I. Allegro non molto
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): II. Largo
The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/ Winter) RV297 (Op. 8 No. 4): III. Allegro
Concerto for Recorder in C Major, Op.44 No.11: I. Allegro
Gloria in D, RV 589 (1999 Digital Remaster): Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in D, RV 589 (1999 Digital Remaster): Laudamus te
Gloria in D, RV 589 (1999 Digital Remaster): Domine Deus (Gordon Hunt, oboe)
Gloria in D, RV 589 (1999 Digital Remaster): Cum Sancto Spiritu

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