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Vivaldi: Concertos & Trio Sonatas / Scattolin, I Cameristi Di Venezia


Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802156   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Cameristi di Venezia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Even within Vivaldi’s vast treasure-store of concertos (555 and counting) there is very little music that features solo plucked instruments. Three of the works on this disc (two sonatas, and a D major concerto) were intended for the lute, while the fourth was for mandolin. When the revival of ‘early music’ in the first half of the 20th century brought with it a re-discovery of Vivaldi’s music, there simply were no lute players, and it became traditional for these works to be adapted for guitar. The concerto in C has latterly gained wide popularity, at least in its original guise as a mandolin concerto; playing it on the guitar requires minimal rearrangement and introduces it to a broader listenership.

More intimate than the
Read more concertos, the two sonatas are slightly odd in that, rather than being a dialogue between two equal soloists as one might expect, the violin and the guitar actually play the melodies together for much of the time, with the former sometimes sustaining longer notes while the latter plays arpeggiated patterns.

Massimo Scattolin was a pupil of the great Segovi?a; composers such as Astor Piazzolla and Violet Archer have written concertos for him. Here he is accompanied by a chamber ensemble based in Vivaldi’s own city of Venice.

Recorded in 1989. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Cameristi di Venezia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Guitar in D major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Cameristi di Venezia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV 85 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Cameristi di Venezia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 82 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Massimo Scattolin (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Cameristi di Venezia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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