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Marimbach & Vibravivaldi / Albrecht Volz


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95416   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiLuis de MilanAnonymousJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Albrecht VolzStephan Rapp
Conductor:  Johannes Uhle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Pro Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If it was acceptable for Bach in his day to arrange instrumental concertos by Vivaldi and others for solo harpsichord, theoretically there is no reason that flute concertos by Vivaldi ought not in our day be arranged for vibraphone or solo cello works be transcribed for marimba. Of course, when Bach transcribed his own music or that of others, what was added, what made it significant and of lasting interest, was that it passed through his extraordinary musical intelligence. When Stokowski transcribed Bach for orchestra and conducted these arrangements, he brought out new sounds and added colors not present in the originals, in a sense enhancing the music by revealing another dimension of it. In this instance, there are two considerations: Read more Albrecht Volz's talent and skill to perform on these modern percussion instruments with a remarkable lightness and virtuosity and what, I fear, is mostly a contemporary predilection (although some may regard it as an aberration), to wit, novelty for the sake of novelty. However, for me, it is in connection with Bach's Third Suite, which the composer himself arranged for lute as well as cello, that this recording passes beyond these to add a new dimension of tones and colors, exploring further the amplitude and variety and inspiration in this score. Here the four-and-a-half-octave range of the marimba is impressive. The sound is clear and well balanced, and only the occasional build-up of reverberation from the undampened tones of short duration of the marimba cause a sonic vibration in fast, polyphonic passages.

-- Jon Tuska, FANFARE [9/1990]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 443 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone)
Conductor:  Johannes Uhle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Pro Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Pavana by Luis de Milan
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
3.
Prinzentanz and Proportz by Anonymous
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone)
Period: Renaissance 
4.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 8/RV 64 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone), Stephan Rapp (Marimba)
Conductor:  Johannes Uhle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Pro Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone)
Conductor:  Johannes Uhle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Pro Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Albrecht Volz (Vibraphone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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