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Vivaldi: Sonate A Flauto Solo

Vivaldi / Cavasanti / Ciomei / Boersma
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Arcana   Catalog #: 366   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo CavasantiSergio CiomeiCaroline Boersma
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vivaldi wrote for the recorder practically throughout his composing life, from the youthful little sonata RV 52 to the much more complex concerto RV 441 written in old age. While the five recorder concertos are among his most popular works, with a long list of recordings (among which that of Dorothee Oberlinger and the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Arcana A334 - stands out), Vivaldi's output of sonatas has curiously attracted very little attention and has never been the subject of a specific investigation. Lorenzo Cavasanti fills this major gap by offering us the first complete recording of the sonatas for recorder and basso continuo, including Vivaldi's recently discovered Sonata RV 806. This recording also provides an opportunity to Read more sample the various recorders used in Vivaldi's Venice, with each of the seven sonatas using a different instrument, from the soprano recorder to the bass. The result is a reference recording for followers of Vivaldi and recorder players alike, enhanced with liner notes by the authoritative Federico Maria Sardelli, author of Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007, translated by Michael Talbot) and editor of the Vivaldi Catalogue (RV). Lorenzo Cavasanti has earned an international reputation as a concerto soloist performing with many leading ensembles and orchestras including Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone), I Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, L'Europa Galante (Fabio Biondi). With the latter he recorded the Concerto in G minor Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, "La notte" (Virgin Classics). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder), Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord), Caroline Boersma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, Op. 2 no 9/RV 16 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in B minor, Op. 2 no 5/RV 36 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder), Sergio Ciomei (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV 28 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in F major, RV 52 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder), Sergio Ciomei (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6. Sonata for violin & continuo in D minor, Op. 2/3, RV 14 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder), Sergio Ciomei (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Italy 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Recorder in G major, RV 806 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Caroline Boersma (Cello), Sergio Ciomei (Harpsichord), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8. Sonata for recorder & continuo in G minor, RV Anh. 95/6 (spurious) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sergio Ciomei (Organ), Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder), Caroline Boersma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Valter Neri Recording Studio, Montevarch 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): I. Preludio a Capriccio: Presto
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): II. Presto
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): III. Corrente: Allegro
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): IV. Adagio
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): V. Giga: Allegro
Recorder Sonata in G minor, RV Anh. 95, No. 6: I. Vivace
Recorder Sonata in G minor, RV Anh. 95, No. 6: II. Fuga da Cappella: Alla breve
Recorder Sonata in G minor, RV Anh. 95, No. 6: III. Largo
Recorder Sonata in G minor, RV Anh. 95, No. 6: IV. Allegro ma non presto
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 9, RV 16 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): I. Preludio: Andante
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 9, RV 16 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): II. Capriccio: Allegro
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 9, RV 16 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): III. Giga: Allegro
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 9, RV 16 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): IV. Gavotta: Presto
Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 5, RV 36 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): I. Preludio: Andante
Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 5, RV 36 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): II. Corrente: Allegro
Violin Sonata in B Minor, Op. 2, No. 5, RV 36 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): III. Giga: Presto
Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, RV 28: I. [Adagio]
Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, RV 28: II. [Allegro]
Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, RV 28: III. Largo
Sonata No. 5 in G Minor, RV 28: IV. Allegro
Recorder Sonata in F Major, RV 52: I. -
Recorder Sonata in F Major, RV 52: II. Allemanda
Recorder Sonata in F Major, RV 52: III. Aria di Giga (after RV 1 and RV 192a)
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): I. Preludio: Andante
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): II. Corrente: Allegro
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): III. Adagio
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recorder and basso continuo): IV. Giga: Allegro
Recorder Sonata in G Major, RV 806: I. Andante
Recorder Sonata in G Major, RV 806: II. Allegro
Recorder Sonata in G Major, RV 806: III. Largo
Recorder Sonata in G Major, RV 806: IV. Allegro

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