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Essential Vivaldi


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 07159   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi MenuhinChristopher ParkeningEmmanuel PahudHan-Na Chang,   ... 
Conductor:  Alberto LysyIona BrownRichard TognettiChristopher Warren-Green,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble MatheusVirtuosi of EnglandTeatro Lirico,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonio Vivaldi was one of great composers of the Baroque era. He produced a vast amount of attractive music, much of it in the form of concertos for various instruments, both singly and in combination. His most famous composition is the set of four violin concertos called ‘The Four Seasons’ and all four of these concertos are heard here, each performed by a different virtuoso soloist: Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christopher Warren-Green and Kyung-Wha Chung. Also included are delightful concertos for flute, mandolin, cello, trumpet and oboe, and several beautiful arias from his many operas. The set ends with several extracts from his magnificent setting of the Gloria. Antonio Vivaldi was one of great composers of the Baroque era. He produced a vast amount of attractive music, much of it in the form of concertos for various instruments, both singly and in combination. His most famous composition is the set of four violin concertos called ‘The Four Seasons’ and all four of these concertos are heard here, each performed by a different virtuoso soloist: Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christopher Warren-Green and Kyung-Wha Chung. Also included are delightful concertos for flute, mandolin, cello, trumpet and oboe, and several beautiful arias from his many operas. The set ends with several extracts from his magnificent setting of the Gloria. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, RV 424 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
L'Orlando finto pazzo, RV 727: Alla rosa ruggiadosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky ()
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  André Saint-Clivier (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Violin in B flat major, Op. 8 no 10/RV 362 "La caccia": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord), Robert Farley (Trumpet), Jonathan Impett (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 8 no 6/RV 180 "Il piacere": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Nasce rosa lusinghiera by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrizia Ciofi ()
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Verona, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
Conductor:  Christopher Warren-Green
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Kyung-Wha Chung
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sidney Sutcliffe (Oboe)
Conductor:  Arthur Davidson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14.
Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Del destin non dee lagnarsi by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Nathan Milstein (Violin), Leon Pommers (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16.
Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Gelosia, tu gia rendi l'alma mia by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Suzie LeBlanc ()
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Lirico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Strings in E flat major, RV 130 "Sonata al Santo Sepolcro" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
18.
Giustino, RV 717: All'armi, o guerrieri! by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leonardo De Lisi ()
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin), Jonathan Kahan (Violin),
Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord), Angela East (Cello), Lucy Howard (Violin)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin), Sonia Maurer (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
21.
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  David Daniels (), Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anthony Halstead (Harpsichord), Rachel Brown (Flute)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michel Samvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leslie Pearson (Organ), Teresa Berganza (), Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord),
Gordon Hunt (Oboe)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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