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Vivaldi Collection - Flute Concertos Vol 2 / Drahos, Et Al


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The flute is probably the most serene instrument of all, aside from the harp. Its sound alone has a miraculously calming effect, evoking a mood of tranquility. This is assuming, of course, that the music being played is of a high and beauteous quality, something of which Antonio Vivaldi was certainly a master. The first concerto, "La tempesta di mare" (Sea storm), will be instantly recognizable by anyone who has seen recent diamond or wine commercials on television. The main theme's rapid upward scale is an engaging device the composer will use a few times throughout this collection. The Concerto in G minor, "La notte" (Night), creates an eerie atmosphere with its somber tones and very pregnant pauses,
Read more followed by a raging allegro. The D major concerto, "Il gardellino" (The Goldfinch) borrows the "The Four Seasons" technique of suggesting bird-song with two solo violins. Béla Drahos's playing in these and the remaining concertos captures the smile that is ever-present in Vivaldi's music with unerring skill and purity of tone. The Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia partners him with pungent, animated accompaniments. Naxos' warm recording enhances the effect of these engaging performances, which are simply as fine as any available.

--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 4/RV 435 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 6/RV 437 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Recorder in C minor, RV 441 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Béla Drahos (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV 433, "La tempesta di mare": I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV 433, "La tempesta di mare": II. Largo
Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV 433, "La tempesta di mare": III. Presto
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": I. La notte - Largo
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": II. Fantasmi: Presto - Largo - Presto
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": III. Il sonno: Largo
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": IV. Allegro
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": II. Largo cantabile
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": III. Allegro
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: II. Largo
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 4, RV 435: III. Allegro
Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV 434: I. Allegro ma non tanto
Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV 434: II. Largo e cantabile
Flute Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV 434: III. Allegro
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 6, RV 437, "Il cavallo": I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 6, RV 437, "Il cavallo": II. Largo
Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 10, No. 6, RV 437, "Il cavallo": III. Allegro
Flute Concerto in C minor, RV 441: I. Allegro non molto
Flute Concerto in C minor, RV 441: II. Largo
Flute Concerto in C minor, RV 441: III. Allegro

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