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Vivaldi: Late Violin Concertos
     

Vivaldi: Late Violin Concertos

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by Giuliano Carmignola, Andrea Marcon
 

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Those who consider Vivaldi's music tedious and uninspired -- and such people do exist -- ought to be eating humble pie about now. This is the third in a striking series of releases from violinist Giuliano Carmignola, keyboardist-director Andrea Marcon, and the

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Those who consider Vivaldi's music tedious and uninspired -- and such people do exist -- ought to be eating humble pie about now. This is the third in a striking series of releases from violinist Giuliano Carmignola, keyboardist-director Andrea Marcon, and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, who have combined to brush the cobwebs off the Venetian master's music and reveal just how original and exhilarating it can sound. The first disc paired the Four Seasons with previously unrecorded violin concertos; the second focused solely on overlooked late-period works, and this one follows in the latter's footsteps by collecting six more little-known late concertos, each a recording premiere. Once again, Carmignola and Marcon give free rein to their musical imaginations, infusing Vivaldi's concertos with a broad palette of colors and articulations. Add ever-varied tempos and dynamics and the imaginative use of continuo instruments (including lutes, Baroque guitar, harpsichord, and organ), and one begins to catalogue the musical tools they make the most of. It's borderline astonishing that these concertos have never seen the light of day on disc before, but thank goodness Carmignola and Marcon are the ones to introduce them. Dramatic, expressive, and with a bracing vitality to literally every note, it's hard to imagine a more compelling and creative performance of this wonderful music.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Lindsay Kemp
As we have come to expect from this soloist and orchestra, these are performances of immense accomplishment and poise. Giuliano Carmignola is a silky player whom Vivaldi's most difficult violin-writing cannot perturb... The sensitively attentive strings of the Venice Baroque Orchestra, superbly recorded as ever, make the perfect match. Exquisite stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998773325
catalogNumber:
87733

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 386  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra
  2. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 235  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra
  3. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major, RV 296  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra
  4. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E-flat major, RV 258  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 389  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra
  6. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E-flat major, RV 251  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Giulio Turturro  -  Venice Baroque Orchestra

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Vivaldi: Late Violin Concertos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Venice Baroque Orchestra brings new life to the fabulous music of Antonio Vivaldi. This group plays with extraordinary zeal and dedication to their craft and their incomparable city. The dynamics are second to none. One can hear the technique described in the jacket with clear and concise articulation. This album is a must for any devotee of Baroque music.