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Vivaldi: Flute Concertos Op 10 / Gallois, Orpheus CO


Release Date: 11/01/1993 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 437839   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are deliciously light performances, in the best sense of the word; with an infectious bounce to the music-making in general.

Of all the 'modern' instruments one is liable to encounter taking the solo part in an eighteenth-century concerto, the flute has for a long time struck me as the most disappointing. The tendency towards a rather dull-witted sameness of articulation which it seems to encourage in its players-either all legato or all non-legato-for my money does a pretty effective job of steamrollering the instrument's rather delicate baroque repertoire into ignominious submission. It is with pleasure, then, that I confess that my expectations were well and truly confounded by this modern-instrument rendition
Read more of Vivaldi's delightful, single published set of concertos for transverse flute.

Patrick Gallois, whose recent recording of Telemann solo fantasias has already been well received (also DG, 6/93), is a player of agility and sensitivity, an intelligent artist who can make his metal flute speak with all the subtlety of varied articulation and tone colour that some of us (I'll own up to this) had come to assume was only possible on the wooden baroque instrument. These are deliciously light performances, in the best sense of the word; plenty of air allowed in, sparing and thoughtful use of vibrato, and above all an infectious bounce to the music-making in general. Gallois's sunny approach is matched by the excellent string players of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, whose stunning unanimity of ensemble, crispness of attack and sheer concentration-level once again make it hard to believe that they operate without a conductor. And both soloist and orchestra are equally responsive, too, to the uniquely tranquil beauties of the Vivaldian slow movement; try out the veiled mystery of the Sonno movement from Concerto No. 2 to see what I mean, or the dark, measured tread of the Largo of No. 5. Great stuff!

-- Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone [5/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 4/RV 435 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 5/RV 434 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Flute in G major, Op. 10 no 6/RV 437 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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