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Vivaldi: Sonate Da Camera A Tre, Op 1 (Excerpts) / L'estravagante

Vivaldi / L'estravagante / Rossi / Galligioni
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30535   
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a wonderful thing, as it gives us nine of the Red Priest’s Op. 1 trio sonatas in intense, color-rich performances by the period-instrument ensemble L’Estravagante.

Naïve’s valiant project to record Vivaldi’s complete personal library of scores (some four hundred fifty autograph manuscripts preserved in Turin) has surpassed forty CDs and counting, but the label has already begun appendices to the project, including new discoveries and, as here, important pieces not included in the main collection. This is a wonderful thing, as it gives us nine of the Red Priest’s Op. 1 trio sonatas in intense, color-rich performances by the period-instrument ensemble L’Estravagante. One vital development of the latter-day
Read more period-instrument movement has been the reclaiming of Italian Baroque repertoire by Italian groups (back from Northern Europeans who got there first, if not best). Like their finest native counterparts, L’Estravagante speaks this music as a mother tongue – and the sound is vivacious, dramatic, gorgeous. Vivaldi’s chamber settings for two violins with cello or harpsichord (and sometimes theorbo or chamber organ) are as fresh as sunshine here, starting with the composer’s eleven-minute set of variations on the compulsive “La Folia” rhythmic-melodic theme so pervasive in the Baroque era. This isn’t demure, rarified chamber art; it’s music as sensual rapture.

– Bradley Bambarger, Listen Magazine [Summer 2012]
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Works on This Recording

1. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
2. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, Op. 1 no 1/RV 73 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
3. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 1 no 9/RV 75 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
4. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in B minor, Op. 1 no 11/RV 79 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
5. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 8/RV 64 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
6. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in E major, Op. 1 no 4/RV 66 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
7. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in C major, Op. 1 no 3/RV 61 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
8. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in E flat major, Op. 1 no 7/RV 65 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
9. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in B flat major, Op. 1 no 10/RV 78 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Estravagante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 12, RV 63, "Follia"
Trio Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 9, RV 75: I. Preludio: Allegro
Trio Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 9, RV 75: II. Adagio
Trio Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 9, RV 75: III. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 9, RV 75: IV. Corrente: Presto
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1, RV 73: I. Preludio
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1, RV 73: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1, RV 73: III. Adagio
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1, RV 73: IV. Capriccio: Allegro
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1, RV 73: V. Gavotta: Allegro
Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 11, RV 79: I. Preludio: Andante
Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 11, RV 79: II. Corrente: Allegro
Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 11, RV 79: III. Giga: Allegro
Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 1, No. 11, RV 79: IV. Gavotta: Presto
Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 8, RV 64: I. Preludio: Largo
Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 8, RV 64: II. Corrente: Allegro
Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 8, RV 64: III. Grave
Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 8, RV 64: IV. Giga: Allegro
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 1, No. 4, RV 66: I. Largo
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 1, No. 4, RV 66: II. Allegro - Adagio
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 1, No. 4, RV 66: III. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 1, No. 4, RV 66: IV. Sarabanda: Largo
Trio Sonata in E major, Op. 1, No. 4, RV 66: V. Giga: Allegro
Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 1, No. 3, RV 61: I. Adagio
Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 1, No. 3, RV 61: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 1, No. 3, RV 61: III. Adagio
Trio Sonata in C major, Op. 1, No. 3, RV 61: IV. Sarabanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 7, RV 65: I. Preludio: Largo
Trio Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 7, RV 65: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 7, RV 65: III. Sarabanda: Andante
Trio Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 7, RV 65: IV. Giga: Presto
Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op. 1, No. 10, RV 78: I. Preludio: Adagio
Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op. 1, No. 10, RV 78: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op. 1, No. 10, RV 78: III. Gavotta: Presto

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 Offbeat Vivaldi! September 4, 2012 By John P. (Roseville, MN) See All My Reviews "Great stuff. The masters wrote far more than we hear most often. Thankfully more and more artists are digging deeper, to expand the hearer's opportunities!" Report Abuse
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