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Vivaldi / Richard Galliano


Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001870802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric LevionnoisJean-Marc Phillips-VarjabédianJean-Marc ApapRichard Galliano,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"I've realized that even more that what is beautiful about the accordion is to play with a single finger sometimes, with a very pure, very pointed sound that gives a lot of poetry and emotion." - Richard Galliano on Vivaldi. A seasoned performer of jazz and French folk music, renowned accordion player Richard Galliano still approaches every piece with delicacy and excitement. The end result is a new take on even the most traditional and popular pieces. On Vivaldi, Galliano re-imagines (and re-arranges) one of the most performed pieces of all time, making it refreshing and groundbreaking yet familiar because of the accordion's warm, classic sound.

"The themes are constructed like songs: simple, repetitive melodic
Read more cells that can be developed. It's optimistic music. Even in the 'Winter' concerto. It ends with a great deal of energy, a great deal of hope, in a highly virtuoso fragment." - Richard Galliano on Vivaldi
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Works on This Recording

1. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
3. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
6. Giustino, RV 717: Vedrň con mio diletto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Rome, Italy 
7. Arsilda, RV 700: Tornar voglio al primo ardore by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; Italy 
8. Arsilda, RV 700: Io son quel gelsomino by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Eric Levionnois (Cello), Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (Violin), Jean-Marc Apap (Viola),
Richard Galliano (Accordion), Sebastien Surel (Violin), Stéphane Logerot (Double Bass)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; Italy 

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