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Vivaldi: La Venezia di Anna Maria / Siler, Concerto Koln


Release Date: 04/27/2018 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 301052  
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiBaldassare GaluppiTomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Her life reads like the classic Baroque success story: brought up motherless in a Venetian orphanage, maturing into an “unparalleled violin virtuosa”, treated as an equal by Antonio Vivaldi: Anna Maria dal Violin. Midori Seiler and Concerto Köln depict the life of this exceptional woman in La Venezia di Anna Maria. All her life long, Anna Maria (born 1696, died 1782) lived and worked in the Ospedal della Pietà. The Venetian orphanage for girls did more than just offer a home and a refuge to girls abandoned by their mothers. It was a school, a musical conservatory and a tourist attraction at the same time. As maestro di concerto of the Ospedale, Antonio Vivaldi took Anna Maria under his wing. Starting out as her mentor and Read more teacher, he eventually wrote over two dozen Concerti per Anna Maria. She brilliantly mastered the violin and a host of other instruments, and was praised as the “veritable embodiment of all that is good and beautiful”, as a creature “ascending into Paradise”. Before long everyone was demanding to hear her and it is largely thanks to her that Vivaldi’s instrumental concertos blossomed as they did. Baroque specialist Midori Seiler and her congenial partner Concerto Köln offer a virtuoso portrayal of this artistic teamwork between Anna Maria and Vivaldi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E flat major, RV 260 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in G major, Op. 11 no 4/RV 308 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E major, RV 270 "Il Riposo-Per il Natale" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, RV 248 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Concerto for Strings in C minor, RV 120 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Strings in A major, RV 158 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Sinfonia for Strings in F major, RV 140 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8.
Concerto a quattro no 1 in G minor by Baldassare Galuppi
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
9.
Concerti (12) ŕ 5 for Strings, Op. 10: no 1 in B flat major by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Midori Seiler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1735-36; Venice, Italy 

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