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Vivaldi: Concerti Con Molti Strumenti Vol 2 / Biondi, Et Al


Release Date: 10/04/2005 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 45723   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio BonizzoniPetr ZejfartAlessandro PiquéMolly Marsh,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you enjoyed Volume 1 of this very entertaining series of Vivaldi's Concerti con molti strumenti ("with lots of instruments") then you will find this successor equally appealing. The major item is the Concerto Grosso RV562a, for violin, 2 horns, 2 oboes, 2 more violins, "alto viola con basso", and timpani. At nearly 17 minutes, it's a major work, and the playing of the soloists is very beautiful, particularly the principal violin and oboes. The timpanist also has a nice, clear tone that gives the music additional heft and rhythmic incisiveness, without noisy banging. RV566 requires 2 violins, 2 "flauti diritti", 2 oboes, and bassoon, while RV569 employs violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, and two horns. The remaining works are less ambitious in Read more scale but no less imaginative: viola d'amore and lute; violin and 2 cellos; 4 violins. And there's one odd man out, RV413 for solo cello, that technically may not fit the program but nevertheless makes an effective contrast. All told, there's more than 76 minutes of fine music-making from Fabio Biondi and his crack team of period-performance specialists. It's all excellently recorded, and well worth your time.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in D minor, RV 566 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ), Petr Zejfart (Recorder), Alessandro Piqué (Oboe),
Molly Marsh (Oboe), François De Rudder (Bassoon), Fabio Biondi (Violin),
Andrea Rognoni (Violin), Maurice Steger (Recorder), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
2.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Bassoon in F major, RV 569 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Molly Marsh (Oboe), Dileno Baldin (French Horn), Ermes Pecchinini (French Horn),
Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), François De Rudder (Bassoon), Alessandro Piqué (Oboe),
Fabio Biondi (Violin), Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
3.
Concerto for 4 Violins in B flat major, RV 553 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ), Renata Spotti (Violin),
Raffaello Negri (Violin), Andrea Rognoni (Violin), Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
4.
Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos in C major, RV 561 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Maurizio Naddeo (Cello), Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ),
Antonio Fantinuoli (Cello), Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
5.
Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Viola d'amore), Giangiacomo Pinardi (Lute), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord),
Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
6.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, 2 Horns and Timpani in D major, RV 562a "Amsterdam" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Alessandro Piqué (Oboe),
Molly Marsh (Oboe), Dileno Baldin (French Horn), Ermes Pecchinini (French Horn),
Fabio Biondi (Violin), Maurizio Ben Omar (Timpani)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
7.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes and 2 Horns in D major, RV 562: Grave by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin), Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy (01/11/2004 - 01/14/2004) 
8.
Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Bonizzoni (Organ), Fabio Bonizzoni (Harpsichord), Maurizio Naddeo (Cello)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/11/2004 
Venue:  Auditorium Paganini, Parma, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for solo violin, 2 oboe, 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major RV562: I Andante - Allegro (with timbales)
Concerto for solo violin, 2 oboe, 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major RV562: II Grave (violin solo, strings with organ)
Concerto for solo violin, 2 oboe, 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major RV562: III Allegro (with timbales)
Concerto for solo violin, 2 oboe, 2 horns, bassoon & strings in D major RV562: II Grave (alternate version)
Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboe, bassoon & strings in D minor RV566: Allegro assai
Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboe, bassoon & strings in D minor RV566: Largo (2 flutes)
Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboe, bassoon & strings in D minor RV566: Allegro
Concerto for violin, 2 oboe, bassoon, 2 horns & strings in F major RV569: I Adagio - Allegro
Concerto for violin, 2 oboe, bassoon, 2 horns & strings in F major RV569: II Grave (Largo)
Concerto for violin, 2 oboe, bassoon, 2 horns & strings in F major RV569: III Allegro
Concerto for solo viola d'amore, lute & strings in D minor RV540: I Allegro
Concerto for solo viola d'amore, lute & strings in D minor RV540: II Largo
Concerto for solo viola d'amore, lute & strings in D minor RV540: III Allegro
Concerto for solo violin, 2 cellos & strings in C major RV561: Allegro
Concerto for solo violin, 2 cellos & strings in C major RV561: Largo
Concerto for solo violin, 2 cellos & strings in C major RV561: Allegro molto
Concerto for cello & strings in G major RV413: I Allegro
Concerto for cello & strings in G major RV413: II Largo
Concerto for cello & strings in G major RV413: III Allegro
Concerto for 4 solo violins & strings in B flat major RV553: I Allegro
Concerto for 4 solo violins & strings in B flat major RV553: II Largo
Concerto for 4 solo violins & strings in B flat major RV553: III Allegro

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