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Vivaldi: Gloria; Magnificat

Vivaldi / Le Concert Spirituel / Herve Niquet
Release Date: 01/29/2016 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 222   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat in G minor, RV 610a by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Laetatus sum, RV 607 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Lauda Jerusalem in E minor, RV 609 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Gorgeous performances of four Vivaldi choral work July 10, 2016 By Warren Harris See All My Reviews "This CD features Le Concert Spirituel (consisting of both orchestra and an all female choir) performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria” (RV 589), “Laetatus Sum” (RV 607), “Magnificat” (RV 610A), and “Lauda Jerusalem” (RV 609). “Gloria” is a 12 movement work, with each movement being a short vocal rendition of a brief passage of the text, giving the work a fascinating and pleasing feel as the textual material is sung. Particularly pleasing for me were the 6th movement (“Domine Deus”) and the 11th movement (“Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus”), the phrasing and active energy being just a delight to experience. “Laetatus Sum” (RV 607) is a short one movement work, while “Magnificat” (RV 610A) is 9 pleasing movements, with the 6th being my favorite due to the vocal gymnastics called for by the composer and the delightful accompaniment of the theorbo. All 1 minute and 48 seconds of the 8th movement (“Sicut Locutus”) is also wonderful from the first note to the last. Finally, “Lauda Jerusalem” (RV 609) brings the recording to a fitting close with an energetic rendition (by both the choir and the members of the orchestra – this is energy, energy, energy!) of this one movement work that had this listener bobbing his head and tapping his foot. Gorgeous! The liner notes are well written, and provide background on both Vivaldi and the performance practices of the period, explaining the all female choir and the use of alto’s being doubled with bass instruments. This is a beautiful recording, and the music is energetically stunning. I like *everything* about this CD, and for those with a penchant for the vocal works of Vivaldi, you will love this disc. Highly recommended!" Report Abuse
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