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Antonio Vivaldi

Decca 4757693

Violin Concertos

  • 12 Concertos, Op. 3 "L'estro armonico"
  • Concerto for 4 Violins in D Major, RV 549 1,2,3,4
  • Concerto for 2 Violins & Cello in G minor, RV 578 1,2,9
  • Concerto for Violin in G Major, RV 310 1
  • Concerto for 4 Violins in E minor, RV 550 1,2,3,4
  • Concerto for 2 Violins in A Major, RV 519 2,4
  • Concerto for Violin in A minor, RV 356 4
  • Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in F Major, RV 567 1,2,3,4,9
  • Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 1,3
  • Concerto for Violin in D Major, RV 230 3
  • Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in B minor, RV 580 1,2,3,4,9
  • Concerto for 2 Violins & Cello in D minor, RV 565 3,4,9
  • Concerto for Violin in E Major, RV 265 2
  • 12 Concertos, Op. 4 "La stravaganza" 1
  • Concerto for Violin in B Flat Major, RV 383a
  • Concerto for Violin in E minor, RV 279
  • Concerto for Violin in G Major, RV 301
  • Concerto for Violin in A minor, RV 357
  • Concerto for Violin in A Major, RV 347
  • Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 316a
  • Concerto for Violin in C Major, RV 185
  • Concerto for Violin in D minor, RV 249
  • Concerto for Violin in F Major, RV 284
  • Concerto for Violin in C minor, RV 196
  • Concerto for Violin in D Major, RV 204
  • Concerto for Violin in G Major, RV 298
  • 12 Concertos, Op. 8 "Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione"
  • Concerto for Violin in E Major, RV 269 "Primavera" 6
  • Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 315 "L'estate" 3
  • Concerto for Violin in F Major, RV 293 "L'autunno" 5
  • Concerto for Violin in F minor, RV 297 "L'inverno" 4
  • Concerto for Violin in E Flat Major, RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" 3
  • Concerto for Violin in C Major, RV 180 "Il piacere" 5
  • Concerto for Violin in D minor, RV 242 "Per Pisendel" 4
  • Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 332 1
  • Concerto for Oboe in D minor, RV 454 8
  • Concerto for Violin in B Flat Major, RV 362 "La caccia" 6
  • Concerto for Violin in D Major, RV 210 1
  • Concerto for Oboe in C Major, RV 449 8
  • 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 9 "La cetra" 7
  • Concerto for Violin in C Major, RV 181a
  • Concerto for Violin in A Major, RV 345
  • Concerto for Violin in G minor, RV 334
  • Concerto for Violin in E Major, RV 263a
  • Concerto for Violin in A minor, RV 358
  • Concerto for Violin in A Major, RV 348
  • Concerto for Violin in B Flat Major, RV 359
  • Concerto for Violin in D minor, RV 238
  • Concerto for 2 Violins in B Flat Major, RV 530 4,7
  • Concerto for Violin in G Major, RV 300
  • Concerto for Violin in C minor, RV 198a
  • Concerto for Violin in B minor, RV 391
1 Monica Huggett, violin
2 Elizabeth Wilcock, violin
3 John Holloway, violin
4 Catherine Mackintosh, violin
5 Alison Bury, violin
6 Christopher Hirons, violin
7 Simon Standage, violin
8 Michel Piguet, oboe
9 Susan Sheppard, cello
Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
Decca 4757693 6CDs 419m ADD/DDD
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This six-CD box set brings together four major concerto sets composed by Antonio Vivaldi including the most famous Il Cimento dell'Armonia e l'Invenzione awarded pride of place.

The eminently reliable Academy of Ancient Music play their period instruments with consummate zest under their charismatic conductor Christopher Hogwood and these sets date back to the early digital cum late analogue days when the fabled 'L'Oiseau-Lyre' label still produced those lavishly packaged boxes with their distinctive white covers and the wonderful paintings.

Hogwood's Vivaldi has always been at the top of any music lover's wish list and listening afresh to these newly mastered performances proves eminently instructive especially in the first few concertos from Op. 3, 'L'Estro Armonico' or the 'Four Seasons' themselves with Monica Hugget and Alison Bury on what can only be termed as brilliant form. Simon Standage takes up the bow for Op. 9, 'La Cetra', he is no less magnificent in his interpretation.

Decca's recordings are a nostalgic trip to venues that are no more such as Kingsway Hall, St. Barnabas Church and Wathamstow Assembly Hall with a variety of producers such as Peter Wadland and classic engineers such as Stan Goodall and John Dunkerly. Michael Talbot's admirably cryptic yet detailed essay provides the listener with all that needs to be known on these concertos. At such a price and with space saving presentation, you really cannot go wrong if you want your essential collection of Vivaldi recordings.

Copyright © 2007, Gerald Fenech

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