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Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Etc / Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano


Release Date: 07/15/2003 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30363   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric HandelClaudio MonteverdiLuca Marenzio,   ... 
Performer:  Teresa AzzaroLuca PeveriniMauro Lopes FerreiraAntonio De Secondi,   ... 
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

includes Bonus CD


"In a huge, crowded field, this Seasons recording goes to the head of the list.
I’ve reviewed at least 50 recordings of the Four Seasons but none has sounded such a clear ‘wake up’ call as this one. Such recommendations are usually reserved for the end of a review but, no matter how many you may already have, I waste no time in urging you to add this one to their number. If you have none, go straight for this one...The knife-edge unanimity of attack, tone and dynamics of the 14 members of Concerto Italiano is remarkable, and the recording per se is crystal clear, luculent and perfectly balanced. They do not merely play the
Read more score, they live it." - GRAMOPHONE

"...as we would expect from their superb previous Vivaldi recordings, it's a great one, characterized by remarkably crisp articulation, expert ensemble, and meticulous attention to detail... for sheer attention to and imaginative conception of programmatic detail, Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano are peerless.
Opus 111's sonics are equally spectacular, with superb instrumental detail presented in the context of a consistently well-balanced ensemble...Also included is a bonus "portrait" CD highlighting Concerto Italiano's varied achievements, spanning repertoire from Marenzio to Rossini--a collection guaranteed to whet your appetite for more." - John Greene, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Teresa Azzaro (Violin), Luca Peverini (Cello)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
2. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mauro Lopes Ferreira (Violin), Luca Peverini (Cello)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
3. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Luca Peverini (Cello), Antonio De Secondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesca Vicari (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5. La Senna festeggiante, RV 693: Sinfonia by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726; ?Venice, Italy 
6. L'Olimpiade, RV 725: no 1, Sinfonia by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
7. L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Mentre dormi, amor fomenti by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto), Sonia Prina (Alto)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
8. Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Voglio Tempo per risolvere by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Nicholas Sears (Tenor), Deborah York (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto),
Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Language: Italian 
9. Scherzi musicali, volume 1: Damigella tutta bella by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1607; Italy 
Language: Italian 
10. L'Olimpiade, RV 725: É troppo spietato il barbaro fato by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sonia Prina (Alto), Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
Language: Italian 
11. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesca Vicari (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
12. Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor, Op. 3 no 11/RV 565 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Luca Peverini (Cello), Antonio De Secondi (Violin), Riccardo Minasi (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
13. E s'io mi doglio Amore by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1584; Italy 
Language: Italian 
14. Magnificat: Magnificat... Et exultavit by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Gianluca Ferrarini (Tenor), Paolo Costa (Countertenor), Elisabetta Tiso (Soprano),
Anna Simboli (Soprano), Sergio Foresti (Bass)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1713-19; ?Rome, Italy 
Language: Latin 
15. Stabat mater by Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
16. Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesca Vicari (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rinaldo Alessandrini 
17. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
18. Tancredi: Di mi vita infelice...No, che il morir non è by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Maria Bayo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 

Sound Samples

The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): I. Allegro non moto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): II. Adagio - Presto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): I. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): II. Adagio molto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): III. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): III. Allegro
La Senna festeggiante, RV 693: Ouverture
E s'io mi doglio Amore
Magnificat: Et exultavit
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. R. Alessandrini): Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto": I. (Allegro) (arr. R. Alessandrini)
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV 46a: Voglio tempo per risolvere
Stabat Mater
Damigella
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565: I. Allegro
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Sinfonia
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Act I: Mentre dormi, Amor fomenti
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Act II: Aria: E troppo spietato il barbaro fato
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
Tancredi: Act II: Di mia vita infelice - No, che il morir non e

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