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Vivaldi: Gloria / Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000988502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jennifer SmithNancy ArgentaCatherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English ConcertEnglish Concert Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Gloria is a wonderful piece and, as someone remarked, "Thirty minutes of Heaven." This performance has rhythmic drive and vitality. It simple utterance is sublime. How well Pinnock captures the majestic worship of the Divine. The choral singing is a delight. This is that rare type of music where you want to get up and sing and it has a spiritual dimension that has the capacity to bring tears to the eyes and rouse all those good emotions and subdue any base ones. The purists will criticise me for suggesting the emotive quality of baroque music but that is what it has. Some of the sequences in Et in terra pax hominibus are so lovely in this recording that I was transported to a better world. This is very special music in a very Read more special perfomance. Convincing, moving, rewarding, rare and totally glorious. Music of real class given a performance that does it justice. Even the birds outside my study window have joined in. The soloisits, Jennifer Smith and Nancy Argenta (sopranos) and Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto) are very good. There are some unsurpassed moments in the Laudamus te. The spell-binding oboe solo in Domine Deus is simply gorgeous.

– MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Language: Latin 
2.
Dixit Dominus in D major, RV 594 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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