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Vivaldi: Concerti Per Violoncello Vol 2 / Coin, Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico


Release Date: 10/28/2008 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30457   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



VIVALDI Cello Concertos: in C, RV 399; in c, RV 401; in D, RV 403; in E?, RV 408; in F, RV 411; in g, RV 417; in a, RV 422 Christophe Coin (vc); Giovanni Antonini, cond; Il Giardino Armonico (period instruments) Read more NAÏVE 30457 (60:18)


Compared to the more than 400 violin concertos composed by Vivaldi, the number of concertos he wrote for the cello, a mere 27, seems miniscule. However, the cello was only beginning during the late Baroque to be used as a solo instrument, so 27 concertos is actually quite a significant number. Vivaldi’s cello concertos are of a very high quality and certainly give the lie to the old saw that Vivaldi composed the same work over and over again. They are highly inventive, varied works that are well worth getting to know.


This is the second volume of cello recordings from these forces. Raymond Tuttle in Fanfare 31:2, although generally favorable, found a lack of uniformity in the interpretation; he found Coin to be rather mellow, while the orchestra was much more lively. On this second installment, I do not find such a disconnect between soloist and orchestra. Coin attacks the outer, faster movements with gusto, leaving the mellowness for the slower middle movements. Antonini paces the works well, and Il Giardino Armonico provides excellent accompaniment.


I have all of these concertos on a four-disc set from RCA with Ofra Harnoy and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra. At four discs for the price of one, it is a real bargain. For those allergic to modern instruments in music of this era, this series from Naïve provides excellent performances of music well worth getting to know.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in F major, RV 411 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Cello in C minor, RV 401 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Cello in E flat major, RV 408 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 417 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Cello in C major, RV 399 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Cello in D major, RV 403 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 422 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christophe Coin (Cello)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto in F major, RV 411: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in F major, RV 411: II. Largo
Cello Concerto in F major, RV 411: III. Allegro molto
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401: I. Allegro non molto
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401: II. Adagio
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401: III. Allegro ma non molto
Cello Concerto in E flat major, RV 408: I. Allegro non molto
Cello Concerto in E flat major, RV 408: II. Largo
Cello Concerto in E flat major, RV 408: III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 417: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 417: II. Andante
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV 417: III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in C major, RV 399: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in C major, RV 399: II. Largo
Cello Concerto in C major, RV 399: III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403: II. Andante e spiritoso
Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403: III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 422: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 422: II. Largo cantabile
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 422: III. Allegro

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