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Vivaldi: Cello Concertos / Dieltiens, Ensemble Explorations

Vivaldi / Ensemble Explorations / Dieltiens
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 508235   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel DieltiensChristine BuschRichte Van der Meer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonio Vivaldi was the first composer to devote a large number of works to the cello as a solo instrument. Were his 27 concertos destined for 'his' orphan girls of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, or for virtuosi like Vandini? One thing is certain: they demand performers of extraordinary talent at a period when the cello had not yet acquired its final size or number of strings. Whether they are accompanied by an orchestra of fifteen or by a smaller ensemble (as on this recording), these works demonstrate that the 'Red Priest' lost none of his genius or his creative inventiveness when he temporarily forsook the world of the violin! Antonio Vivaldi was the first composer to devote a large number of works to the cello as a solo instrument. Were his 27 concertos destined for 'his' orphan girls of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, or for virtuosi like Vandini? One thing is certain: they demand performers of extraordinary talent at a period when the cello had not yet acquired its final size or number of strings. Whether they are accompanied by an orchestra of fifteen or by a smaller ensemble (as on this recording), these works demonstrate that the 'Red Priest' lost none of his genius or his creative inventiveness when he temporarily forsook the world of the violin! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello in C minor, RV 401 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2. Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 417 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3. Concerto for Cello in B flat major, RV 423 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4. Concerto for Cello in D minor, RV 405 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello Piccolo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5. Concerto for Cello in C major, RV 400 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6. Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 419 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7. Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 415 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8. Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 420 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
9. Concerto for Cello in E flat major, RV 408 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
10. Concerto for Cello in F major, RV 411 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
11. Concerto for Cello in D minor, RV 407 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
12. Concerto for Violin and Cello in F major, RV 544 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christine Busch (Violin), Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
13. Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 421 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
14. Concerto for Violin and 2 Cellos in C major, RV 561 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christine Busch (Violin), Richte Van der Meer (Cello), Roel Dieltiens (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Explorations
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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