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Vivaldi: Mandolin, Violin, Flute Concertos / London Musici


Release Date: 08/18/2008 
Label:  Conifer   Catalog #: 15909   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Kenneth SmithSue MassopNigel WoodhouseLyn Fletcher
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This well-balanced programme of Vivaldi concertos should have a wide appeal. . . . Nigel Woodhouse and Sue Mossop bring as much expression to the music as their instruments allow. . . . Smith plays a modern flute and possesses a pleasing warm, rounded tone. He gives a lyrical account of the lovely Siciliano of Il gardellino tastefully ornamenting the repeated halves of this binary movement. . . . The two violin concertos are drawn from Vivaldi's Op. 8, the set which contains the Four Seasons. . . . The soloist is Lyn Fletcher who brings detail and plenty of light and shade to Vivaldi's often virtuosic writing. . . . [A]n entertaining programme affectionately played and well constructed. Clear and effective recorded sound." -- Nicholas Read more Anderson, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Kenneth Smith (Flute)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
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:  Kenneth Smith (Flute)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
3. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sue Massop (Mandolin), Nigel Woodhouse (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
4. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nigel Woodhouse (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5. Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lyn Fletcher (Violin)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6. Chamber Concerto for Recorder and 2 Violins in A minor, RV 108 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lyn Fletcher (Violin)
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7. Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla rustica" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Mark Stephenson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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