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Vivaldi: Il Grosso Mogul - Violin Concertos & Sonatas / Tur Bonet, Musica Alchemica


Release Date: 09/21/2018 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10391  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the success of her recordings with music by Vivaldi, Biber, and Corelli, the Madrid (and Ibiza) based violinist Lina Tur Bonet presents her second volume of Vivaldi “Premieres”. The original version of the Violin Concerto “Il Grosso Mogul” is here joined by the Concertos RV 226 and RV 311, in a recording completed by three of the so-called Graz Sonatas. Tur Bonet is no doubt one of the foremost representatives of the new, exploding Spanish early music scene. Regarded as "one of the most exciting violinists of her generation", the versatile violinist Tur Bonet has worked together with a large number of the most remarkable performers of either Baroque, Romantic or Contemporary music since her youth. Awarded by numerous Read more international competitions, like Premio Bonporti, her uncommonly large repertoire covers up to 400 years of music, always using the proper instruments of every period. Read less

Customer Reviews

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 Supremely characterized musical happenings September 21, 2018 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "In their follow-up to 2014's well-received Vivaldi Premieres CD, Lina Tur Bonet and Musica Alchemica bring us another well-chosen, scrupulously researched and divinely performed program of theatrical music by the great Venetian ginger, Antonio Vivaldi. Once again we have the distinguished Vivaldi scholar Olivier Fourés leading the charge on the musicological front. He provides new musical editions of many of these works, and has dug up earlier and more authentic versions of works already in circulation. The bulk of this music receives premiere recordings here. But as important as this is to the scholarly world, none of it would mean much for us listening at home without someone with the same musical skill and charisma as the prete rosso himself, in these set-pieces of theatrical as well as musical magic. Lina Tur Bonet really delivers: the gorgeous, full sound of her Amati violin from c.1740 grips us in the concertos, and she dials things down a bit for the more intimate sonatas, with still lovely but more subdued sound from an anonymous 17th century violin. In every case she has sensitive, responsive support from the musicians of Musica Alchemica. Forget the canard about all of Vivaldi's huge corpus of music sounding alike; just feel lucky that we have musicians like these to provide us with these supremely characterized musical happenings. Note that the "Graz" Sonatas included here (numbers 1, 2 & 5) are from the same 2013 recording as the two included on the Vivaldi Premiere disc (numbers 3 & 4). The concertos are from a 2018 recording, which incidentally sounds great." Report Abuse
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