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Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5138   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sara MingardoLorenzo RegazzoJennifer LarmoreMarie-Nicole Lemieux,   ... 
Conductor:  Fabio BiondiRinaldo AlessandriniJean-Christophe SpinosiAlessandro De Marchi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa GalanteConcerto ItalianoEnsemble Matheus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The two CDs present a generous range of some excellent performances. When I first turned on Summer from The Four Seasons, I was amazed by the earth-shattering intensity of Europa Galante's rendition under Fabio Biondi."

-- Dominic McHugh, Musical Criticism.com
"The two CDs present a generous range of some excellent performances. When I first turned on Summer from The Four Seasons, I was amazed by the earth-shattering intensity of Europa Galante's rendition under Fabio Biondi."

-- Dominic McHugh, Musical Criticism.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
3. L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Aria(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; Venice, Italy 
4. Orlando furioso, RV 728: Aria(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo Regazzo (Bass), Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto),
Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Venice, Italy 
5. Juditha triumphans, RV 644: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alessandro De Marchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academia Montis Regalis
6. La verità in cimento, RV 739: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gemma Bertagnolli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mateus Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Venice, Italy 
7. Work(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto), Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor), Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto),
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Alto), Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Rolf Lislevand (Guitar)
Conductor:  Christophe Coin,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico,  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
8. Griselda, RV 718: Excerpt(s) by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Tempo impetuoso d'estate
Orlando furioso, Anh. 84: Act I: Aria: Sol da te, mio dolce amore
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: I. Allegro
In furore iustissimae irae, RV 626: Aria: In furore iustissimae irae
Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156: I. Allegro
Orlando furioso, Anh. 84: Act I: Nel profondo cieco mondo
La verita in cimento, RV 739: Act II: Quintetto: Anima mia, mio ben
Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie, RV 644: Part I: Aria: Veni, me sequere fida
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
Orlando furioso, Anh. 84: Act III: Aria: Andero, volero, gridero
Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208, "Grosso Mogul": II. Grave recitativo
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Act I: E troppo spietato
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Sinfonia
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Act II: Aria: Gemo in un pianto e fremo
Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 103: III. Allegro non molto
Tito Manlio, RV 738: Act III: Aria: Sonno, se pur sei sonno e non orrore
Griselda, RV 718: Act II: Aria: Che legge tiranna
Scanderbeg, RV 732: Act II: Aria: Con palme ed allori
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 419: II. Andante
L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Act I: Quel destrier, che allabergo e vicino
Bassoon Concerto in D minor, RV 481: I. Allegro
L'Atenaide o sia Gli affeti generosi, RV 702: Act III: Aria: Cor mio che prigion sei
Magnificat in G minor, RV 611: Et misericordia
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": II. Largo
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": III. Allegro
Orlando finto pazzo, RV 727: Act III: Aria: Lo stridor, l'orror
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
Tito Manlio, RV 738: Act I: Aria: Orrible lo scempio
Dixit Dominus, RV 594: Dixit Dominus
Concerto in G minor, RV 577, "per l'orchestra di Dresda": I. Allegro
Laudate pueri Dominum, RV 601, "Psalm 112": Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui sancto
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D major, RV 563: Concerto for Oboe and Trumpet in D major, RV 563: I. Allegro
Dixit Dominus, RV 594: De torrente in via
Violin Concerto in F major, RV 286, "Concerto per la solennita di San Lorenzo": III. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): III. La caccia: Allegro

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