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Vivaldi / Dunford, Jupiter


Release Date: 10/25/2019 
Label:  Alpha Classics   Catalog #: 550  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea DesandrePeter WhelanBruno Philippe
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In founding the Jupiter ensemble, the lutenist Thomas Dunford wanted to ‘rediscover the spirit of chamber music in the Baroque repertory. “Jupiter operates in a kind of fraternity, as if we had always known each other… Vivaldi’s highly contrasted music demands precisely this natural response – almost like improvisation.” Lea Desandre speaks of a “search for color and almost limitless inflections. This music was the “pop” of the eighteenth century.” The Franco-Italian mezzo, named ‘Révélation lyrique’ (vocal newcomer of the year) at the Victoires de la Musique Classique in 2017, performs arias from operas including Il Giustino, Juditha triumphans, Il Farnace and Griselda, as well as the famous ‘Cum dederit’ from the Nisi Read more Dominus. The programme also includes four concertos, for lute in D major, for lute and violin, for bassoon in G minor and for cello in G minor. In addition to Thomas Dunford on lute, Peter Whelan on bassoon and the cellist Bruno Philippe, also a ‘Révélation’ at the Victoires de la Musique (2018), this flamboyant programme features Jean Rondeau on harpsichord and organ, Cecilia Bernardini and Louis Creac’h (violins), Jérôme Van Waerbeke (viola) and Douglas Balliett (double bass). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Farnace, RV 711: Gelido in ogni vena by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Juditha triumphans, RV 644: Armatae Face et Anguibus by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
3.
Concerto for Bassoon in G minor, RV 495 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Peter Whelan (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608: Cum dederit delectis suis sommum by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Juditha triumphans, RV 645: Veni, me sequere fida by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 416 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Bruno Philippe (Cello)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Giustino, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Rome, Italy 
8.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
9.
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Mentre dormi, amor fomenti by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
10.
Griselda, RV 718: Agitata da due venti by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Dunford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jupiter
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Venice, Italy 

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