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Vivaldi: L'orchestra Di Dresda, Vol. 1

Vivaldi,A.
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 190   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Zefira ValovaMarkus MüllerAnna Starr
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Les Ambassadeurs launch a series of recordings devoted to the repertory of the Dresdner Hofkapelle at the time of Bach, with the aim of rediscovering the splendid sound of an ensemble then regarded as the orchestral ideal. The ties of friendship between Johann Georg Pisendel - who led the orchestra - and Antonio Vivaldi held firm for life. Between their first meeting in Venice in 1716 and the death of the Prete Rosso in 1741, Pisendel continually enriched his collection of Vivaldi concertos, a certain number of which were manifestly tailor-made for his outstanding technique and equally exceptional delicacy of expression. This explains why Dresden holds so many Vivaldian treasures, sometimes autograph, sometimes copied in Pisendel's own Read more hand. Although the concertos assembled by Les Ambassadeurs bear no explicit dedication, there can be little doubt that they were expressly written for the Dresden orchestra: they feature the instrumentation typical of the court Kapelle, with its horns and oboes vying for prominence with the violin 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:  Zefira Valova (Violin), Markus Müller (Oboe), Anna Starr (Oboe)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie 
Length: 11 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns & bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 568 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anna Starr (Oboe), Markus Müller (Oboe), Zefira Valova (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742 
Venue:  Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes and 2 Horns in D major, RV 562 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Markus Müller (Oboe), Anna Starr (Oboe), Zefira Valova (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie 
Length: 16 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns, Cello and Bassoon in F major, RV 571 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Zefira Valova (Violin), Markus Müller (Oboe), Anna Starr (Oboe)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie 
Length: 10 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for violin, 2 trombones da caccia, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 574 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anna Starr (Oboe), Markus Müller (Oboe), Zefira Valova (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexis Kossenko
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742 
Venue:  Studio Lutoslawski de la Radio, Varsovie 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Sound Samples

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 F major, RV 568: I. Allegro assai
Concerto in F major, RV 568: II. Grave
Concerto in F major, RV 568: III. Allegro assai
Concerto Grosso in D major, RV 562, "Concerto per la solennita di S Lorenzo": I. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in D major, RV 562, "Concerto per la solennita di S Lorenzo": II. Grave
Concerto Grosso in D major, RV 562, "Concerto per la solennita di S Lorenzo": III. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major, RV 571: I. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major, RV 571: II. Largo
Concerto Grosso in F major, RV 571: III. 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
Concerto in F major, RV 568: II. Grave

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