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Vivaldi: Concerti Con Molti Istrumenti / King, King's Consort

Vivaldi / King's Consort / King
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55439  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Vivaldi's multiple-instrument concertos!

The term 'con molti istromenti' (Vivaldi's own) refers not so much to the literal number of instruments involved as to their variety and unusual deployment. For an Italian concerto of the period to use wind instruments at all would be unusual; Vivaldi combines recorders, oboes, chalumeaux, horns and bassoons alongside a wide-ranging complement of strings, itself including viole all'inglese and the even more obscure violins 'in tromba marina'.

The composer's opportunity to write such works arose largely from the talented pool of girls available at the Pietà orphanage in Venice. These expert musicians would turn their hands
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, 2 Horns and Violin in F major, RV 574 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Chalumeau in B flat major, RV 579 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
3.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes and 2 Horns in D major, RV 562 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Chamber Concerto for Viola d'Amore, 2 Horns, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in F major, RV 97 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets and Strings in D major by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for 3 Violins and Winds in C major, RV 555 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in D minor, RV 566 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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