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Vivaldi: Flute Concertos / Pahud, Et Al


Release Date: 01/24/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 47212   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the ingredients are here for an outstanding Vivaldi disc. Emmanuel Pahud is a flute virtuoso who's made memorable recordings of varied repertoire. He has a bright, full tone and amazing finger and breath control that allow him to play anything he wants without worrying about technical difficulties. The Australian Chamber Orchestra is an accomplished ensemble, last heard in alert accompaniments to Angela Hewitt's set of Bach concertos. The players use modern instruments, but they're clearly influenced by period groups in their tempo and phrasing choices. First violinist and director Richard Tognetti is widely admired, and on the home front he has been named an "Australian National Living Treasure", an accolade I trust does not Read more mean they stash him away in a bank vault every night!

Which brings us to Vivaldi--eight concertos for flute and strings, including the six of Op. 10, among which are three that are popular enough to be saddled with nicknames (La tempesta di mare, La notte, and Il gardellino). The first of them (Op. 10 No. 1) packs a lot of action in its brief duration, giving Pahud opportunities to blow up a storm in the outer movements and for the band to dig deep into their instruments with vibrant attacks and plenty of ocean spray. Those Vivaldi Allegro and Presto movements provide plenty of excitement elsewhere too--for example, the finale of Op. 10 No. 5 rockets out of the gate with tremendous energy.

But the movements I've been returning to are the slower ones. The fetching Largo e cantabile that precedes the finale of Op. 10 No. 5 and the lovely Largo of "La notte" touch the heart in ways that flashier excitement doesn't, no matter how much fun it may be. Nor do the "named" works necessarily imply superiority over their anonymous cousins. I found the most satisfying of this disc's eight concertos to be the F major Op. 10 No. 5 and the A minor RV 440. The latter's galant opening, affecting Larghetto, and spirited Finale impress me as the most substantive on the program.

— Dan Davis, ClassicsToday.com
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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:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
2. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
3. Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
4. Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 4/RV 435 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
5. Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
6. Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 6/RV 437 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
7. Concerto for Flute in A minor, RV 440 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 
8. Concerto for Flute in D major, RV 429 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia 

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto Op.10 No.1 in F major RV 433 "La Tempesta di mare": Allegro
Flute Concerto Op.10 No.1 in F major RV 433 "La Tempesta di mare": Largo
Flute Concerto Op.10 No.1 in F major RV 433 "La Tempesta di mare": Presto
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Largo
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Fantasmi. Presto
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Largo
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Presto
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Il Sonno. Largo
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor RV439 'La notte': Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': I. Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': II. Cantabile
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 3 in D major RV428 'Il gardellino': III. Allegro
Flute Concerto Op.10 No.4 in G Major RV 435: I - Allegro
Flute Concerto Op.10 No.4 in G Major RV 435: II - Largo
Flute Concerto Op.10 No.4 in G Major RV 435: III - Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 no. 5 in F major, RV434: I Allegro non molto
Flute Concerto Op. 10 no. 5 in F major, RV434: II Largo e cantabile
Flute Concerto Op. 10 no. 5 in F major, RV434: III Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 6 in G major, RV 437: Allegro
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 6 in G major, RV 437: Largo
Flute Concerto Op. 10 No. 6 in G major, RV 437: Allegro
Flute Concerto in A Minor RV 440: Allegro non molto
Flute Concerto in A Minor RV 440: Larghetto
Flute Concerto in A Minor RV 440: Allegro
Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 429: I - Allegro
Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 429: II - Andante
Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 429: III - Allegro

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