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Vivaldi: Concerti e Cantate Da Camera III / Polverelli


Release Date: 07/19/2005 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30381   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Laura Polverelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"With the help of a really lifelike recording – the instruments truly seemed to be in my listening room – the music just leaps off the page. The quicker movements all dance, where older and heavier bands were apt to make them slog, while in the dialogues between instruments the phrases really answer each other. In slow movements, on the other hand, the music is made to speak. Once again, it is notable – especially in the Largo of RV87 – how much more romantic this music sounds played with freedom by a small original instruments group than it ever did with larger bands who were trying to put on baroque manners.
In the three cantatas, Laura Polverelli has a splendidly rich timbre, so much so that I almost took her for a contralto; but
Read more later Vivaldi sends her up to heights we don’t ask of contraltos and she ascends them with ease. Her lower notes are so splendidly rich that I wish there had been more of them....I rejoice in the sheer life of all these performances...the music is all magnificent, Vivaldi at his richest."
- Christopher Howell, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and 2 Violins in C major, F 12 no 30/RV 87 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Amor hai vinto, RV 683 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Chamber Concerto in F major, RV 98 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Lungi dal vago, RV 680 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and Bassoon in G minor, RV 103 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Vengo ŕ voi luci adorate, RV 682 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Laura Polverelli (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Astrée Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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