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Vivaldi: Complete Concertos & Sonatas Opp. 1-12 - Le Quattro Stagioni; L’Estro Armonico; La Stravaganza; La Cetra
     

Vivaldi: Complete Concertos & Sonatas Opp. 1-12 - Le Quattro Stagioni; L’Estro Armonico; La Stravaganza; La Cetra

by Federico Guglielmo
 
The Brilliant label specializes in low-cost sets, but they've rarely given you as much for your money as with this 20-CD Vivaldi extravaganza, covering all the composer's published violin concertos and sonatas, plus a "bonus disc" of cello sonatas. For some listeners this may be all the Vivaldi they'll ever need. The "Four Seasons" concertos (designated in the

Overview

The Brilliant label specializes in low-cost sets, but they've rarely given you as much for your money as with this 20-CD Vivaldi extravaganza, covering all the composer's published violin concertos and sonatas, plus a "bonus disc" of cello sonatas. For some listeners this may be all the Vivaldi they'll ever need. The "Four Seasons" concertos (designated in the graphics by their Italian title, Le Quattro Stagioni) and the other famous violin pieces are all included, and one argument in favor of listening to Vivaldi in large doses is that you will permanently discard the old saw about all of Vivaldi's concertos sounding alike. Other advantages here include general consistency among the performances by Baroque violinist Federico Guglielmo and his ensemble L'Arte dell'Arco; the music was all recorded over a period of four years and recorded in the same (albeit rather hollow-sounding) venue, and Guglielmo is a state-of-the-art player who respects the fire in Vivaldi's music. At the time of this release in 2016, the individual CDs had already been issued singly and in smaller groups, and many have worthwhile individual touches, such as the unusual violone 8 piedi in the cello sonata disc, CD 20. Naturally, at this price, you get what you pay for in some ways. The "orchestra" typically consists of one instrument per part with a large (and rhythmically vigorous) continuo of several instruments. Sample one of the "Four Seasons" movements (CD 13, tracks one through 12) to see how you like this; it doesn't accord with contemporary descriptions of the good-sized orchestra Vivaldi wrote for. The sheer endurance and expenditure of such a large project seems less impressive in view of the small size of the group, and the music is homogenized a good deal as a result. For sheer music per dollar, yen, or euro, however, Brilliant's compilation is hard to beat.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2016
Label:
Brilliant Classics
UPC:
5028421952000
catalogNumber:
95200
Rank:
18512

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 6/3, RV 318
  2. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 6/1, RV 324
  3. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E flat major, Op. 6/2, RV 259
  4. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor, Op. 6/6, RV 239
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E minor, Op. 6/5, RV 280
  6. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, Op. 6/4, RV 216
  7. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G minor, Op. 5/6, RV 72
  8. Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat major, Op. 5/3, RV 33
  9. Sonata for violin & continuo in A major, Op. 5/2, RV 30
  10. Sonata for violin & continuo in F major, Op. 5/1, RV 18
  11. Sonata for violin & continuo in B minor, Op. 5/4, RV 35
  12. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in B flat major, Op. 5/5, RV 76
  13. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("La stravaganza" No. 3), Op. 4/3, RV 301
  14. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("La stravaganza" No. 6), Op. 4/6, RV 316a
  15. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C minor ("La stravaganza" No. 10) Op. 4/10, RV 196
  16. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major ("La stravaganza" No. 5) Op. 4/5, RV 347
  17. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor ("La stravaganza" No. 8), Op. 4/8, RV 249
  18. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("La stravaganza" No. 12), Op. 4/12, RV 298
  19. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E minor ("La stravaganza" No. 2) Op. 4/2, RV 279
  20. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major ("La stravaganza" No. 7), Op. 4/7, RV 185
  21. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("La stravaganza" No. 4) Op. 4/4, RV 357
  22. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("La stravaganza" No. 9), Op. 4/9, RV 284
  23. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("La stravaganza" No. 11), Op. 4/11, RV 204
  24. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La stravaganza" No. 1) Op. 4/1, RV 383a
  25. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("L'estro armonico" No. 3), Op. 3/3, RV 310
  26. Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D Minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 11), Op. 3/11, RV 565
  27. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356
  28. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("L'estro armonico" No. 12), Op. 3/12, RV 265
  29. Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 2), Op. 3/2, RV 578
  30. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("L'estro armonico" No. 9), Op. 3/9, RV 230
  31. Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in E minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 4), Op. 3/4, RV 550
  32. Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 8), Op. 3/8, RV 522
  33. Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in F major ("L'estro armonico" No. 7) Op. 3/7, RV 567
  34. Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A major ("L'estro armonico" No. 5), Op. 3/5, RV 519
  35. Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in D major ("L'estro armonico" No. 1), Op. 3/1, RV 549
  36. Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in B minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 10) Op. 3/10, RV 580
  37. Sonata for violin & continuo in B minor, Op. 2/5, RV 36
  38. Sonata for violin & continuo in F minor, Op. 2/10, RV 21
  39. Sonata for violin & continuo in C minor, Op. 2/7, RV 8
  40. Sonata for violin & continuo in A minor, Op. 2/12, RV 32
  41. Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, Op. 2/9, RV 16
  42. Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, Op. 2/8, RV 23
  43. Sonata for violin & continuo in D minor, Op. 2/3, RV 14
  44. Sonata for violin & continuo in A major, Op. 2/2, RV 31
  45. Sonata for violin & continuo in D major, Op. 2/11, RV 9
  46. Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, Op. 2/1, RV 27
  47. Sonata for violin & continuo in C major, Op. 2/6, RV 1
  48. Sonata for violin & continuo in F major, Op. 2/4, RV 20
  49. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in E minor, Op. 1/2, RV67
  50. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in B minor, Op. 1/11, RV 79
  51. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in E major, Op. 1/4, RV 66
  52. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C major, Op. 1/3, RV 61
  53. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in E flat major, Op. 1/7, RV 65
  54. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in A major, Op. 1/9, RV 75
  55. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D minor ("La follia"), Op. 1/12, RV 63
  56. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D major, Op. 1/6, RV 62
  57. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in B flat major, Op. 1/10, RV 78
  58. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, Op. 1/5, RV 69
  59. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in D minor, Op. 1/8, RV 64
  60. Trio Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G minor, Op. 1/1, RV 73
  61. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major ("Il piacere"; "Il Cimento" No. 6), Op. 8/6, RV 180
  62. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E flat major ("La tempesta di mare"; "Il cimento" No. 5), Op.8/5, RV 253
  63. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 7/7, RV 464
  64. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in B flat major (doubtful), Op. 7/1, RV 465
  65. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major, Op. 7/5, RV 285a
  66. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major (doubtful), Op. 7/9, RV 373
  67. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major, Op. 7ii/2, RV 299
  68. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, Op. 7ii/6, RV 214
  69. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 7/6, RV 374
  70. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 7/3, RV 326
  71. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major, Op. 7/2, RV 188
  72. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor, Op. 7/4, RV 354
  73. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("Il ritiro" III), Op. 7ii/4, RV 294a
  74. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, Op. 7ii/5, RV 208a
  75. Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in B flat Major ("La cetra" No. 9), Op. 9/9, RV 530
  76. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("La cetra" No. 10), Op. 9/10, RV 300
  77. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor ("La cetra" No. 8), Op. 9/8, RV 238
  78. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major ("La cetra" No. 2), Op. 9/2, RV 345
  79. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C minor ("La cetra" No. 11), Op. 9/11, RV 198a
  80. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major ("La cetra" No. 6), Op. 9/6, RV 348
  81. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major ("La cetra" No. 1), Op. 9/1, RV 181a
  82. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor (also attributed to Giovanni Piantaneda), Op. 9/5, RV 358
  83. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La cetra" No. 4), Op. 9/4, RV 263a
  84. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B minor ("La cetra" No. 12), Op. 9/12, RV 391
  85. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("La cetra" No. 3) Op. 9/3, RV 334
  86. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La cetra" No. 7) Op. 9/7, RV 359
  87. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La caccia"; "Il cimento" No. 10), Op. 8/10, RV 362
  88. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor ("Per Pisendel"), Op. 8/7, RV 242
  89. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("Il cimento" No. 8), Op. 8/8, RV 332
  90. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, Op. 8/12, RV 449
  91. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in D minor, Op. 8/9, RV 454
  92. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("Il cimento dall'armonia" No. 11), Op. 8/11, RV 210
  93. Sonata for cello & continuo No. 1 in B flat major (Six Sonatas No. 1), Op. 14/1, RV 47
  94. Sonata for cello & continuo No. 2 in F major (Six Sonatas No. 2), Op. 14/2, RV 41
  95. Sonata for cello & continuo No. 3 in A minor (Six Sonatas No. 3), Op. 14/3, RV 43
  96. Sonata, for cello & continuo No. 4 in B flat major (Six Sonatas No. 4), Op. 14/4, RV 45
  97. Sonata for cello & continuo No. 5 in E minor (Six Sonatas No. 5), Op. 14/5, RV 40
  98. Sonata for cello & continuo No. 6 in B flat major (Six Sonatas No. 6), Op. 14/6, RV 46
  99. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 12/5, RV 379
  100. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 12/1, RV 317
  101. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major, Op. 12/4, RV 173
  102. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor, Op. 12/2, RV 244
  103. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, Op. 12/6, RV 361
  104. Concerto for strings & continuo in D major, Op. 12/3, RV 124
  105. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C minor, Op. 11/5, RV 202
  106. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major, Op. 11/4, RV 308
  107. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E minor ("Il favorito"), Op. 11/2, RV 277
  108. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major, Op. 11/3, RV 336
  109. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, Op. 11/1, RV 207
  110. Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 11/6, RV 460
  111. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in F major ("La tempesta di mare"), Op. 10/1, RV 433
  112. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439
  113. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in D major ("Il gardellino"), Op. 10/3, RV 428
  114. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G major, Op. 10/4, RV 435
  115. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in F major, Op. 10/5, RV 434
  116. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G major, Op. 10/6, RV 437

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