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Vivaldi: Concerti / Söllscher, Füri, Camerata Bern


Release Date: 11/10/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 415487   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Göran SöllscherPatrick GenetThomas DemengaRegula Häusler,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What we have here is a selection of Vivaldi's works for mandolin (the Double Concerto, RV532) and lute (Concerto, RV93 and Trios, RV82 and 85), all played on the guitar; sandwiched among them are the Concerto for two violins, RV524 and the solitary one for two cellos, RV531, the former with no other current recording. The best LP version of the lute works played on the designated instrument remains that of Lindberg on BIS (LP290, 9/85) but if the guitar is accepted as a substitute (which it commonly is) then Sollscher takes a clear lead. As he is no biological 'sport' he has resorted to double-tracking in RV532 (and he couldn't find a better partner). Not only does he play with refinement and sensitivity, he also embellishes the repeats Read more very elegantly—and not just by throwing in a few ornaments. The same is to be said of the soloists (Karen Turple and Patrick Genet) in RV524, whose vibrato is occasionally a little intense—but never objectionably so. The cellists (Thomas Demenga and Regula Hausler) are far more cautious in the Largo of RV531 but, avoiding any heaviness of tone or attack, produce the best-yet recording of the work on non-period instruments.

Of Berne Camerata one can write only appreciatively: they play with the utmost clarity, precision and life, and the recorded balance with the soloists is all one might ask. Tempos are well chosen, with the exception of RV93, the first movement of which is taken very briskly indeed. The recording, aided by a good acoustic, is crisply clear.

John Duarte
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Guitar in D major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Patrick Genet (Violin), Thomas Demenga (Cello),
Regula Häusler (Cello), Karen Turpie (Violin)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
3.
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Thomas Demenga (Cello), Karen Turpie (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar),
Patrick Genet (Violin), Regula Häusler (Cello)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for 2 Violins in B flat major, RV 524 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Regula Häusler (Cello), Thomas Demenga (Cello), Patrick Genet (Violin),
Karen Turpie (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 82 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Regula Häusler (Cello), Thomas Demenga (Cello), Patrick Genet (Violin),
Karen Turpie (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV 85 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Regula Häusler (Cello), Thomas Demenga (Cello), Patrick Genet (Violin),
Karen Turpie (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Conductor:  Thomas Füri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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