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Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)

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Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)

Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 52:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 4851891 | Recorded: 2020

Decca Classics is thrilled to announce a new Baroque album from Grammy award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti. This is the first album Benedetti has released on a period set-up including gut strings, and she is joined by a leading group of freelance baroque musicians, forming the Benedetti Baroque Orchestra for the very first time. The album features a selection of concerti by Vivaldi plus Geminiani’s incredible arrangement of Corelli’s ‘La Folia’, one of the oldest western classical themes which has been arranged by many composers over time, particularly in the baroque era. Geminiani was one of the greatest violinists of the era and Corelli was one of his teachers whilst growing up in Italy. Later when he moved to London, Geminiani reworked a number of Corelli’s works for local audiences including this arrangement of ‘La Folia’.

Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice - Antonio Vivaldi: Rosmira Fedele (2003)

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Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice - Antonio Vivaldi: Rosmira Fedele (2003)

Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice - Antonio Vivaldi: Rosmira Fedele (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 855 Mb | Total time: 76:19+61:40+31:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 437/1-3 | Recorded: 2003

In collaboration with the Opéra de Nice and with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice, Dynamic releases a Vivaldian rarity, Rosmira Fedele, first staged at Venice’s Teatro Sant’Angelo on 27th January 1738. Written on a libretto by Silvio Stampiglia, Rosmira Fedele is the last opera by Vivaldi that has come down to us. Written three years before the composer’s death, this work heralds the end of one of the most fertile theatrical careers in the history of music.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2002)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2002)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 75:01+72:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # 403/1-2 | Recorded: 2001

Catone in Utica (1737), written for the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, is one of Vivaldi’s last operatic masterpieces. Its splendid score, however, has come down to us incomplete: in fact the first of the three acts is missing. With infinite patience, Jean-Claude Malgoire has reconstructed the missing act, realising the recitative passages complying perfectly to Vivaldi’s stylistic idiom and integrating the missing arias with original arias taken from other operas written by the Red Priest. Thus Catone in Utica is at last available, in a world-première recording, in its complete form.

Emilio Percan, G.A.P. Ensemble - Vivaldi per Pisendel: Violin Sonatas (2016)

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Emilio Percan, G.A.P. Ensemble - Vivaldi per Pisendel: Violin Sonatas (2016)

Emilio Percan, G.A.P. Ensemble - Vivaldi per Pisendel: Violin Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 70:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 10358 | Recorded: 2016

This CD presents violin sonatas dedicated by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) to German violinist and composer Johann Georg Pisendel (1678-1755). The manuscripts of the works come from the library of the Dresden Court Orchestra to which Pisendel himself made regular contributions in the course of 30 years.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Midori Seiler - Rebel: Les elements; Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni (2009)

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Midori Seiler - Rebel: Les elements; Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni (2009)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Midori Seiler - Rebel: Les éléments; Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 78 min | 6,40 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Recorded: 2008

Harmonia Mundi's Rebel: Elements – Vivaldi: Four Seasons combines two of the Baroque's biggest instrumental barnburners as performed by one of the top period instrument groups in Europe, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, under the leadership of concertmasters Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer and Georg Kallweit and featuring their star attraction, violinist Midori Seiler. Like Vivaldi's often derided as over-familiar Four Seasons, Jean-Féry Rebel's 1737 ballet Les Éléments does not want for good recordings, but it is nowhere near as famous as the Vivaldi; this is the first time the two have been combined on a recording, and these pieces are quite compatible given their shared, programmatic purposes.

Monica Huggett, Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer - Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, Op. 9 (1987) 2CDs

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Monica Huggett, Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer - Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, Op. 9 (1987) 2CDs

Antonio Vivaldi: La Cetra, Op. 9 (1987) 2CDs
Monica Huggett (violin); Raglan Baroque Players; Nicholas Kraemer, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
Classical | Label: EMI | # CDS 7 47829 8 | Time: 01:56:39

For all the charges of unacceptable schematicism levelled at Vivaldi and his kind, Monica Huggett, as supremely imaginative as well as technically and stylistically accomplished an exponent of the baroque violin as any, demonstrates clearly that this music benefits from the guiding hand of a charismatic interpreter: her delivery of Vivaldi’s exuberant, even manic, inspiration is never less than involving and, in the slow movements, never less than touching.

Arianna Vendittelli, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Vivaldi: Cantate per soprano I (2021)

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Arianna Vendittelli, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Vivaldi: Cantate per soprano I (2021)

Arianna Vendittelli, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Vivaldi: Cantate per soprano I (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 62:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 7257 | Recorded: 2020

This new recording in the Edition Vivaldi series – the first of two volumes dedicated to Vivaldi’s "cantate da camera" for soprano – displays the energetic vitality with which a new generation of artists in their thirties is encountering the baroque repertoire. This sixty-eighth album of the Edition highlights the expressively powerful voice of the soloist, soprano Arianna Vendittelli, already heard in the operas Il Tamerlano (2020) and Il Giustino (2018) conducted by Ottavio Dantone, as well as the artistic vision and high standards of the harpsichordist, organist and conductor Andrea Buccarella, who in 2018 carried off the first prize at the Bruges International Early Music Competition with his Abchordis Ensemble.

Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

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Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood - Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)

Antonio Vivaldi: 6 Cello Sonatas (1989)
Christophe Coin, cello; Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 060-2 | 01:11:50

Nine cello sonatas by Vivaldi have survived. Six of them were published as a set in Paris in about 1740; that set, mistakenly known as the composer's Op. 14, contains the sonatas recorded in this release. The three remaining sonatas come from manuscript collections. All but one of the six works are cast in the slow-fast-slow-fast pattern of movements of the sonata da chiesa. The odd one out, RV46, in fact, retains the four movement sequence but inclines towards the sonata da camera in the use of dance titles. The music of these sonatas is almost consistently interesting, often reaching high points of expressive eloquence, as we find, for example, in the justifiably popular Sonata in E minor, RV40. Christophe Coin brings to life these details in the music with technical assurance and a spirit evidently responsive to its poetic content. Particularly affecting instances of this occur in the third movements of the A minor and the E minor Sonatas where Coin shapes each phrase, lovingly achieving at the same time a beautifully sustained cantabile.

Andrés Gabetta, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Guido: Le quattro stagioni (2021)

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Andrés Gabetta, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Guido: Le quattro stagioni (2021)

Andrés Gabetta, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Guido: Le quattro stagioni (2021)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 519 Mb | Total time: 93:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS042 | Recorded: 2018

What if Vivaldi’s famous Quattro Stagioni, performed in Paris in 1728, had been preceded by those of Guido, the star violinist of the Parisian orchestras of Louis XIV’s maturity ? Here, at last, are these two works reunited: to the well-known virtuosity of Vivaldi’s work, of extraordinary impact, Guido’s Seasons oppose a mixture of Italian features and a thousand facets worthy of the French Court, with an infectious ardour! A mysterious Neapolitan who arrived in Paris around 1702 as Music Master to Philippe d’Orléans, Guido was close to the financier Crozat, who in 1716 commissioned Watteau to produce four paintings on the theme of the Seasons: he set them to music around 1717 with his Scherzi armonici sopra le Quattro Stagioni dell’anno.

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti 'Alla Rustica' (1986)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti 'Alla Rustica' (1986)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Vivaldi: Concerti 'Alla Rustica' (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 53:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 415 674-2 | Recorded: 1985

Directing his finely honed ensemble of period-instrument performers from the harpsichord, Pinnock brought us music that makes its points through subtlety, charm and skillful manipulation of modest instrumental means.

Nils Mönkemeyer, L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt - Vivaldi, Paganini, Tartini (2021)

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Nils Mönkemeyer, L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt - Vivaldi, Paganini, Tartini (2021)

Nils Mönkemeyer, L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt - Vivaldi, Paganini, Tartini (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 60:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439730032 | Recorded: 2019

Though Mönkemeyer’s playing has an evident sense of period, he’s not performance practice, he’s not hidebound by the imperatives of the time-honoured treatises. He revels in Paganini’s honeyed lyricism, and brings a finely-honed intensity to interpolated cadenzas…L’arte del mondo directed by Werner Ehrhardt prove spirited companions.

Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)

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Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)

Niklas Eklund, Nils-Erik Sparf, Knut Johannessen, Charles Medlam, Susanne Rydén - Festliche Barocktrompete (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 918 Mb | Total time: 57:00+65:17+64:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503041 | Recorded: 1995,1996

The Swedish trumpet-player Niklas Eklund, born in Göteborg (Gothenburg) in 1969, trained at the School of Music and Musicology of Göteborg University. Further studies took place under the tutelage of Edward H. Tarr at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. After five years as solo trumpet with the Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra, he left the orchestra in the autumn of 1996 to further his career as a soloist. Since then he has appeared with leading ensembles and conductors such as Zubin Metha, John Eliot Gardiner, Heinz Holliger, András Schiff, Robert King, Eric Ericson, Reinhard Goebel, Gustav Leonhardt, the London Baroque, the Bach Ensemble (New York), the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the English Baroque Soloists.

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 393 Mb | Total time: 74:28 | Scans included
Classical | Tafelmusik | TMK1026CD | Recorded: 1991-2011

Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014, Jeanne Lamon was loved by audiences, and praised by critics in Europe and North America for her virtuosity as a violinist and her brilliant musical leadership. Under her direction, Tafelmusik achieved international stature with over 80 recordings to its name, and with tours to over 350 international cities including invitations to the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world.

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)

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London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2012)
Albinoni, Bonporti, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Porpora, Sammartini, Locatelli, Gallo, Tartini

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-2015 | Time: 01:17:14

London Baroque offers another installment in its ongoing European Trio Sonata series, this time devoted to 18th-century Italy; as with the ensemble’s previous efforts the program features generally excellent performances of lesser-known repertoire. Ten years ago I reviewed a similar 18th-century Italian program by this same group titled “Stravaganze Napoletane”, also on BIS, and was generally impressed with the performances–except for one piece: Domenico Gallo’s Sonata No. 1 in G major.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 768 Mb | Total time: 03:07:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.