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Vivaldi, Bach, Handel: Concertos & Sonatas / Vonasek, Barocco Sempre Giovane

Vivaldi / Vonasek / Barocco Sempre Giovane
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4124   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelCarl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barocco Sempre Giovane
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Not only violinists are eternally grateful to Antonio Vivaldi for the sheer abundance of concert works he bequeathed. The instrument he wrote for with the second greatest frequency is the bassoon (!), for which he created about forty concertos. Two of the most celebrated bookend Václav Vonášek’s debut recording and are supplemented by pieces by other 18th-century masters, J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach and G. F. Handel. Vonášek has primarily arranged for the bassoon compositions intended for the flute, as was customary in the Baroque period. They demonstrate the soloist’s exceptional qualities, for which he has garnered a number of accolades – first prizes at the International Double Reed Society competition (Melbourne, Read more 2004) and the Prague Spring international competition (2009), third prize at the ARD Competition in Munich (2008). Václav Vonášek, accompanied by the distinguished young ensemble Barocco sempre giovane, makes the bassoon sing, unleashes a tempest and conjures up the dreamy atmosphere of the night... Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, RV 501 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barocco Sempre Giovane
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Bassoon in A minor by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barocco Sempre Giovane
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Sonata in A major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barocco Sempre Giovane
4.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Dopo notte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barocco Sempre Giovane
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
5.
Sonata for Bassoon solo in D minor by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Vaclav Vonasek (Bassoon)

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