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Vivaldi: Concertos / Christopher Hogwood


Release Date: 01/18/2011 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 414588   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the antiphonal glory of RV 537 to the touching eloquence of RV 531, the playing is a model of period style.

The programme, sandwiching two string orchestral concertos between four varied concertos, is of the absorbing kind made possible only by Vivaldi's fecundity. All the works are in alternative recordings, though not so coupled, but the Academy's versions, making out the strongest possible case for using period instruments and practices, remain unequalled. The name of this recording's game is variety, sonorities and bespoke writing for the solo instruments. From the antiphonal glory of RV537 (Venetian shades of Gabrieli) to the touching eloquence of the Largo of RV531 (which I have often used to illustrate
Read more Affekt and embellishment to students), the playing is a model of period style.

Though rather bass-heavy in RV151, the balance is excellent. Very strongly recommended.

-- Gramophone [5/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 129 "Madrigalesco" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla rustica" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C major, RV 533 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
6.
Concerto for 2 Violins and 2 Cellos in D major, RV 564 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Audiophile demonstration disc June 27, 2013 By M. Owens (Wiley Ford, WV) See All My Reviews "Having owned the original 1978 vinyl edition this Arkiv re-edition on compact disc is close in the fidelity of sound and representation of instruments. There are other versions of these pieces but Hogwood's directing and the Academy of Ancient Music perform admirably; Decca captures the performance with period instruments and the recording quality is excellent. Thankfully available through Arkiv's reissue service." Report Abuse
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