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Vivaldi: Concerti da Camera / Collegium Pro Musica


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94332  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

VIVALDI Complete Chamber Concertos Collegium Pro Musica BRILLIANT 94332 (3 CDs: 144:54)

Probably unlike most people, my first exposure to Antonio Vivaldi was not The Four Seasons ; instead, it was a terrific Epic LP (later reissued on Odyssey) of several of the chamber concertos and sonatas, performed by a group billing itself as “The Baroque Ensemble of Paris” and comprised of such luminaries as Jean-Pierre Rampal and Robert Veyron-Lecroix. I was entranced, and to this Read more day they remain my favorite works by the Italian master. Frustratingly, this recording remains one of several stellar Odyssey issues relicensed from European companies (I particularly also have in mind The Baroque Oboe with Michel Piguet, Hansjürg Lange, and Lionel Rogg, and Renaissance Dances with Lionel Rogg and the Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Zurich) that has never seen the light of day on CD. Can’t somebody be persuaded to make these available again? (Pristine Audio and Klassic Haus Restorations, are you reading this?)

As for the present anthology, what constitutes a “complete” set of Vivaldi’s “chamber concertos” definitely seems to be in the eye of the compiler. This three-CD set contains the concertos and sonatas with RV catalog numbers 83, 84, 86-88, 91, 92, 94-96, 99, 100, 103, 105-108, and 801. A rival four-CD set with Il Giardino Armonico on Teldec contains works with RV catalog numbers 53, 63, 86-88, 91-95, 97, 99, 100, 103, 105, 106, and 108, and the flute concertos op. 10/1-6 (RV 428, 433-435, 437, and 439). Thus the Brilliant Classics set offers five works not included in the Teldec set, and the Teldec set contains 10 works (four if the op. 10 series is discounted) not included in the Brilliant Classics set. Other individual discs of Vivaldi’s chamber concertos I own or have looked at may sometimes include yet another piece not present in either of these sets. So, with respect to the claim of completeness, caveat emptor.

Where caveat emptor does not apply is to the performances, which are top-notch and noticeably superior to those on the Teldec set with respect to both instrumental balance and interpretations. The nine members of Collegium Pro Musica (including organist/harpsichordist Roberto Lorregian, who has also participated in distinguished multidisc sets for Brilliant of music by Frescobaldi and de Cabezón) play with polish and dexterity. Special mention should be made of recorder player Stefano Baglaino, who has the lead role in all the pieces except RV 83 and 801; he is as fine a virtuoso on his instrument as I’ve ever heard. The recorded sound is well balanced, being neither too close nor too distant. Anyone who shares my enthusiasm for this part of Vivaldi’s compositional output should acquire this set (easily done at its bargain price) forthwith; highly recommended.

FANFARE: James A. Altena
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in D major, RV 91 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Chamber Concerto for Flute, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in F major, RV 100 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716 
3.
Chamber Concerto in D major, F 12 no 29/RV 95 "La Pastorella" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Violin and Bassoon in D major, F 12 no 7/RV 92 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon in G minor, RV 105 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon in D major, RV 94 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and Bassoon in G minor, RV 103 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8.
Chamber Concerto for Recorder and 2 Violins in A minor, RV 108 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
9.
Chamber Concerto for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in G minor, RV 106 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
10.
Chamber Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in G minor, RV 107 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
11.
Chamber Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon in F major, F 12 no 26/RV 99 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
12.
Chamber Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Bassoon in C major, F 12 no 24/RV 88 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
13.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Cello and Basso Continuo in C minor, RV 83 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
14.
Trio Sonata for Recorder, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in A minor, F 15 no 1/RV 86 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
15.
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in D minor, F 12 no 42/RV 96 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
16.
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, F 12 no 43/RV 84 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
17.
Sonata for Violin, Flute, Cello and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 801 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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