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Vivaldi - I Concerti Di Dresda / Gottfried Von Der Goltz


Release Date: 11/12/2002 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30283   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Katharina SchreiberGottfried Von der Goltz
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


"Vivaldi’s music enjoyed a cult following in Dresden after its introduction by the composer’s pupil Johann Pisendel, and listening to these works it is not hard to hear why. The two G minor concertos are scored for violin, two recorders, two oboes and strings (with an extra solo oboe in RV576), while the F majors both deploy a line-up of violin, two oboes, two horns and strings – rich stuff, reflecting the sumptuous sound-world of the Electoral orchestra.
Vivaldi revels in it all, the job of accommodating all the various solos in concise concerto movements inspiring him, it seems, to a joyously free-flowing stream of invention...the effect of this exhilarating and
Read more colourful parade is rather like that of walking through a busy circus ground, the eye constantly caught by the sight of different acts in rehearsal....It is conceivable, however, that no troupe could perform with the exuberant aplomb and skill of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Their playing is buoyant, technically spot-on and alive with effortlessly controlled energy, and they make every one of the music’s gestures count..." - GRAMOPHONE

Review from Classics Today:
Vivaldi composed these concertos specifically for the Dresden Hofkapelle, whose 40-plus players made it one of the largest orchestras at the time (circa 1719). It also was among the finest, and Vivaldi took full advantage of the ensemble's capabilities in these "concerti con molto Istromenti". This form differs from the usual concerto grosso in that the many solo instruments are not given equal prominence but rather are positioned in a definite hierarchy--the violin is given the lion's share of the solo material while pairs of other instruments, primarily woodwinds, get the spotlight for briefer periods.


The most striking example of this is the first movement of the G minor concerto RV 576, where we hear an intricate, brilliantly constructed panoply of wind voices juxtaposed with the solo violin. The sound of duo recorders lends this concerto (as well as the other in G minor--RV 577) a wonderfully archaic quality, while the F major and C major concertos display the usual Vivaldian high spirits and cleverness of invention. However, the real gem in this collection is the Sinfonia RV 192, a work that blurs the lines between sinfonia and concerto and features some strikingly novel (even for Vivaldi) themes and ensemble textures. This is fascinating, stimulating music that Vivaldi fanciers, or even those whose exposure is limited to the Four Seasons, will find richly satisfying. The impressive result is all but guaranteed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra's stylish and virtuosic performances under Gottfried von der Goltz's cogent and committed leadership. Opus 111's clear and vibrant recorded sound is the icing on the cake.
--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Bassoon in F major, RV 569 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Katharina Schreiber (Violin)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 2 Horns and Violin in F major, RV 574 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gottfried Von der Goltz (Violin)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in G minor, RV 576 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gottfried Von der Goltz (Violin)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Recorders and Bassoon in G minor, RV 577 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gottfried Von der Goltz (Violin)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Sinfonia for Strings in C major, RV 192 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gottfried Von der Goltz (Violin)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Concerto in G minor, RV 577, "per l'orchestra di Dresda": I. Allegro
Concerto in G minor, RV 577, "per l'orchestra di Dresda": II. Largo non molto
Concerto in G minor, RV 577, "per l'orchestra di Dresda": III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon and 2 Horns in F major, RV 569: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon and 2 Horns in F major, RV 569: II. Grave
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon and 2 Horns in F major, RV 569: III. Allegro
Concerto in G minor, RV 576: I. (Allegro)
Concerto in G minor, RV 576: II. Larghetto
Concerto in G minor, RV 576: III. Allegro
Sinfonia in C major, RV 192: I. Allegro
Sinfonia in C major, RV 192: II. Largo
Sinfonia in C major, RV 192: III. Allegro
Sinfonia in C major, RV 192: IV. Allegro
Concerto grosso in F major, RV 574: I. Allegro
Concerto grosso in F major, RV 574: II. Grave
Concerto grosso in F major, RV 574: III. Allegro

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