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Vivaldi Edition, Vol 10 - Concerti, Op 10 / Gazzelloni


Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 426949   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I have nothing but praise for this record. The music itself represents Vivaldi almost consistently at his best—and in very varied mood too: the first concerto is a programmatic piece, La tempesta di mare, the second another, La notte (with some disturbing dreams); the third is R gardellino ("the goldfinch"), and very prettily it warbles; the other three lack the distinction of nicknames but are by no means inferior, and in fact the fifth is one of the most subtle and beautiful Vivaldi pieces I know.

Or so it emerges on this disc, with the opening Allegro non molto taken very non molto indeed, slower than anyone could argue is justified—until they actually heard it. It is absolutely entrancing, and the chromatic
Read more passages have a poignancy that they lack at a faster tempo. There is an F minor Largo in siciliana rhythm to follow, and the effect of the whole is unusually gentle and veiled; which is not inappropriate for a concerto in which the strings should be muted throughout (though here they are not in the finale).

Severino Gazzelloni is a superb soloist. His tone is soft and limpid, his phrasing sweet, his articulation almost unbelievably crisp and rapid in the fast music. On the Turnabout disc listed above Jean-Pierre Rampal is possibly more artful, but Gazzelloni is stylistically better attuned to the music. The playing of I Musici excels too, not primarily for its abundant energy and precision of ensemble, but for its sensitivity in the soft, sustained music (listen to the accompaniment in the first movement of La notte)—they catch a vein of rapt intensity that is often present in Vivaldi's best music but is rarely tapped. The continuo player (using a harpsichord, not the organ speci fied on the Op. 10 title-page) supports and does not obtrude, unlike Veyron-Lacroix on Turnabout, who often seems to forget who the soloist really is. On every possible count, including recording quality, the new disc is comfortably superior to the others listed above: I warmly recommend it.

-- Gramophone [3/1969] Review of orginal LP
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 4/RV 435 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 6/RV 437 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Conductor:  Severino Gazzelloni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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