Essential Vivaldi

Release Date: 2/15/2011
Catalog Number: 5099990715921
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Number of Discs: 2

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Antonio Vivaldi was one of great composers of the Baroque era. He produced a vast amount of attractive music, much of it in the form of concertos for various instruments, both singly and in combination. His most famous composition is the set of four violin concertos called ‘The Four Seasons’ and all four of these concertos are heard here, each performed by a different virtuoso soloist: Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Christopher Warren-Green and Kyung-Wha Chung. Also included are delightful concertos for flute, mandolin, cello, trumpet and oboe, and several beautiful arias from his many operas. The set ends with several extracts from his magnificent setting of the Gloria.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Alberto Lysy
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1725 ; Venice, Italy
2. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
Conductor: Iona Brown
Period: Baroque
3. Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Conductor: Richard Tognetti
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728 ; Venice, Italy
4. Concerto for Cello in B minor, RV 424 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Han-Na Chang (Cello)
Period: Baroque
5. L'Orlando finto pazzo, RV 727: Alla rosa ruggiadosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Venice, Italy
6. Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: André Saint-Clivier (Mandolin)
Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque
7. Concerto for Violin in B flat major, Op. 8 no 10/RV 362 "La caccia": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
8. Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Robert Farley (Trumpet), Anthony [Horn/Conductor] Halstead (Harpsichord), Jonathan Impett (Trumpet)
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque
9. Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 8 no 6/RV 180 "Il piacere": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
10. Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Nasce rosa lusinghiera by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Patrizia Ciofi
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Verona, Italy
11. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
12. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor: Kyung-Wha Chung
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
13. Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Sidney Sutcliffe (Oboe)
Conductor: Arthur Davidson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi of England
Period: Baroque
14. Bajazet, RV 703 "Tamerlano": Del destin non dee lagnarsi by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Italy
15. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Leon Pommers (Piano), Nathan Milstein (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1709 ; Venice, Italy
16. Ottone in Villa, RV 729: Gelosia, tu gia rendi l'alma mia by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
Orchestra/Ensemble: Teatro Lirico
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Italy
17. Concerto for Strings in E flat major, RV 130 "Sonata al Santo Sepolcro" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Period: Baroque
18. Giustino, RV 717: All'armi, o guerrieri! by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Leonardo De Lisi
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Italy
19. Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin), Jonathan Kahan (Violin), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Angela East (Cello), Lucy Howard (Violin), Anthony [Horn/Conductor] Halstead (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque
Written: 1711 ; Venice, Italy
20. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque
21. Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Fabio Biondi
Period: Baroque
22. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1728 ; Venice, Italy
23. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
24. Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Michel Samvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque
25. Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Baroque
26. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
27. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
28. Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Michel Samvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque
29. Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Period: Baroque
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