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Vivaldi: Vespers, String Concertos, Glorias / Alessandrini

Concerto Italiano / Vivaldi / Alessandrini
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30516   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gemma BertagnolliMatteo BellottoGianluca FerrariniSara Mingardo,   ... 
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

CD 1
Vespri per l’Assunzione di Maria Vergine
[highlights | SACD]
Sara Mingardo, Gemma Bertagnolli, Roberta Invernizzi
CD 2
Concerti per archi
CD 3
Gloria RV588, Gloria RV589, Ostro picta
Sara Mingardo
CD 4
L’olimpiade [highlights]
Sara Mingardo, Sonia Prina, Roberta Invernizzi

Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini

R E V I E W S:

"The performance is first rate, with Rinaldo Alessandrini leading his Concerto Italiano with verve and the type of clean attacks that this rambling plot requires. The secret is to make each recitative and aria an event, and he knows how to achieve just that. Most of the arias are
Read more scored for strings alone (in different formations) but there's never a sameness; when the winds show up they're very effective."

-- Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com Reviewing L'olimpiade

"Gloriously alert and full-bodied playing produces a disc that is just waiting to be enjoyed... The music is unmistakably Vivaldi, of course, but ranges from brilliant violin figuration to creamy slow-drawn chords, and from vocal transcriptions to short fugues (and what enjoyable fugues, too!). The cumulative effect of it all is like visiting a workshop and finding there examples of all the things an artist might do when freed from the demands of a particular public. Concerto Italiano’s performances cannot be faulted. Alessandrini has a knack for vital and exciting music-making that is utterly straightforward and free from overworked mannerism. It is a difficult balance to achieve, but here it is allied to playing that is gloriously alert and full-bodied. This disc is just waiting to be enjoyed, so go on – it might bring you closer to Vivaldi as well!"

-- Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone Reviewing Concerti Per Archi

"Once having recovered from the shock of hearing the jubilant opening chorus of Vivaldi’s celebrated setting of the Gloria, sung at what initially struck me as a breakneck tempo, I quickly began to enter into the vital spirit of Rinaldo Alessandrini’s performance. In fact it is not only this introductory movement that is thought-provoking but also the carefully considered tempos of several other sections of the work, some of them much slower than we have become used to. Alessandrini lays far greater emphasis than many of his rivals on the meaning of the Latin text. The two supplicatory sections, “Domine Deus, Rex caelestis” and “Domini Deus, Agnus Dei”, are both sensitively handled with affective dynamic shading; in the first of them Alessandrini avails himself of Vivaldi’s option for a violin solo rather than the more customarily heard oboe. The piece is lyrically sung by Deborah York with a beautifully sustained and imaginatively ornamented violin accompaniment played by Francesca Vicari."

-- Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone Reviewing Gloria, RV 589
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Strings in A major, RV 159 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 153 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 121 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 129 "Madrigalesco" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 154 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 115 "Ripieno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Strings in F minor, RV 143 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8.
Concerto for Strings in F major, RV 141 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
9.
Concerto for Strings in C minor, RV 120 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
10.
Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
11.
Concerto for Strings in A major, RV 158 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
12.
Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 123 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
13.
Dixit Dominus in D major, RV 594 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano), Matteo Bellotto (Baritone), Gianluca Ferrarini (Tenor),
Sara Mingardo (Alto), Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 26 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14.
Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ettore Belli (Viola d'amore), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 21 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15.
Concerto for Double Orchestra in F major, RV 584: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mauro Lopes Ferreira (Violin), Francesca Vicari (Violin), Ignazio Schifani (Organ),
Francesco Moi (Organ)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16.
Domine ad adiuvandum me in G major, RV 593 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
17.
Antifon to "Nisi Dominus" - Benedicta filia tua Domino by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anna Simboli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18.
Antifon to "Laetatus sum" - In odorem unguentorum by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anna Simboli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
19.
Laetatus sum, RV 607 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesco Moi (Organ), Mauro Lopes Ferreira (Violin), Ignazio Schifani (Organ),
Francesca Vicari (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20.
Deus in adiutorium by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Marco Scavazza (Bass)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21.
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Riccardo Novaro (Baritone), Sergio Foresti (Bass), Marianna Kulikova (Mezzo Soprano),
Laura Giordano (Soprano), Sonia Prina (Alto), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
22.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrizia Biccire (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Deborah York (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 25 Minutes 9 Secs. 
23.
Ostro picta in D major, RV 642 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
24.
Gloria in D major, RV 588 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Lia Serafini (Soprano), Luca Dordolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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 Truly Glorious Music June 29, 2012 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "Glorious music indeed. The music is divine and the performances superlative. Comes highly recommended to your ears and musical sensibilities. I revisit this CD often and so will you. It bears repeated hearings." Report Abuse
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