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Vivaldi / Lussier, Les Violons du Roy


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Louis-Philippe MarsolaisKirsten ZanderPascale GiguèreMarjorie Tremblay,   ... 
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Quebec-based ensemble Les Violons du Roy presents this outstanding album, which is the ensemble’s eleventh release with ATMA Classique. Under the direction of Mathieu Lussier, this recording is made up of quintessential pieces from the 500 concertos for various instruments by master composer Antonio Vivaldi. Les Violons du Roy has won numerous awards, including a Felix for Handel Water Music, and a Juno Award for Piazzolla. Conductor Mathieu Lussier has led this ensemble though more than 80 international concerts during his tenure. Quebec-based ensemble Les Violons du Roy presents this outstanding album, which is the ensemble’s eleventh release with ATMA Classique. Under the direction of Mathieu Lussier, this recording is made up of quintessential pieces from the 500 concertos for various instruments by master composer Antonio Vivaldi. Les Violons du Roy has won numerous awards, including a Felix for Handel Water Music, and a Juno Award for Piazzolla. Conductor Mathieu Lussier has led this ensemble though more than 80 international concerts during his tenure. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Bassoon in F major, RV 569 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Louis-Philippe Marsolais (French Horn), Kirsten Zander (Oboe), Pascale Giguère (Violin),
Marjorie Tremblay (Oboe), Julia Harguindey (Bassoon), Louis-Pierre Bergeron (French Horn)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michelle Seto (Violin), Maud Langlois (Violin), Noëlla Bouchard (Violin),
Véronique Vychytil (Violin), Benoit Loiselle (Cello)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Recorders and Bassoon in G minor, RV 577 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Julia Harguindey (Bassoon), Marjorie Tremblay (Oboe), Caroline Tremblay (Recorder),
Pascale Giguère (Violin), Sophie Larivière (Recorder), Kirsten Zander (Oboe)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for 4 Violins in E minor, Op. 3 no 4/RV 550 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Véronique Vychytil (Violin), Pascale Giguère (Violin), Pascale Gagnon (Violin),
Noëlla Bouchard (Violin)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 2 Horns and Violin in F major, RV 574 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Louis-Philippe Marsolais (French Horn), Kirsten Zander (Oboe), Pascale Gagnon (Violin),
Marjorie Tremblay (Oboe), Julia Harguindey (Bassoon), Louis-Pierre Bergeron (French Horn)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
La verità in cimento, RV 739: no 1, Sinfonia by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Benjamin Raymond (Trumpet), Marianne Boies (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Dynamism and variety March 20, 2016 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "The new ATMA disc of Vivaldi concertos reminds us what an amazing composer Vivaldi was. I've been exploring the composer's operas and sacred music lately, and it was nice to get back to this well-chosen disc of orchestral music, with all of its dynamism and variety. There's often something dumb about a clever aphorism, and there's no dumber aphorism than Stravinsky's line (or was it Dallapiccola's?), that Vivaldi didn't write 500 concertos, but one concerto 500 times. "Very interesting," you say, like Arte Johnson in Laugh-In, "but stupid." Some of the concertos chosen by associate conductor Mathieu Lussier are very familiar, and listening to the two concertos from the great series L'Estro Armonico, op. 3 you can see why these have been "greatest hit" material since Vivaldi's time. Indeed, I've known and loved these pieces since I first heard them on an Archiv LP in the late 60s. Mixing in more obscure pieces like the Sinfonia from the opera La Verità in Cimento brings in the opera-house excitement and anticipation of a great overture. And there are plenty of opportunities for excellent solos: oboes, bassoon, trumpets, horns and violins all have their chance to shine. This is Mathieu Lussier's second disc in charge during the convalescence of founding conductor Bernard Labadie following his extended cancer treatment. I know Lussier best as a bassoonist and composer, and he brings soloist and compositional skills to bear in these controlled but exciting, inventive readings with the excellent Quebec musicians. I look forward to more discs from this group under Lussier and Labadie, and trust that the repertoire will be as well-chosen. And, of course, we're all pulling for a complete recovery for Maestro Labadie." Report Abuse
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