Vivaldi: Violin Concertos & String Symphonies, Vol. 1

Vivaldi: Violin Concertos & String Symphonies, Vol. 1

by Shlomo Mintz
     
 
Recorded in 1992 during his brief but productive tenure as director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Shlomo Mintz's set of the Vivaldi violin concertos and string symphonies has already gained a great deal of deserved respect. Mintz's playing in the concertos is tirelessly energetic. He pays constant

Overview

Recorded in 1992 during his brief but productive tenure as director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Shlomo Mintz's set of the Vivaldi violin concertos and string symphonies has already gained a great deal of deserved respect. Mintz's playing in the concertos is tirelessly energetic. He pays constant attention to every detail in the score, both in his solo part as well as in the orchestral accompaniment. Intonation is flawless throughout, and Mintz's tone is clear and unforced. The quip that comes up with any extensive recording of Vivaldi's works, however, is the old adage that Vivaldi merely wrote the same concerto 600 times. Although the liner notes make reference to Mintz's efforts to ensure that each concerto is given an independent life of its own, it's difficult to say whether or not this actually occurs. True, Mintz's slow movements are deeply stylized and certainly take on their own individual characters, the fast movements with their extensive use of sequential material do tend to all run together even in Mintz's capable hands. The highlight of this five-disc set is the third CD, which features a set of 11 rarely performed string symphonies, again given a great deal of care and nuance by the Israel Chamber Orchestra under Mintz. The packaging, while it technically does hold five CDs, is very clumsy and insecure.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
Label:
Nimbus Records
UPC:
0710357250026
catalogNumber:
2500
Rank:
132434

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("Il grosso Mogul"), RV 208  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  2. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 186  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  3. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  4. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("L'amoroso"), RV 271  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 171  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  6. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("L'estro armonico" No. 9), Op. 3/9, RV 230  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  7. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("L'estro armonico" No. 3), Op. 3/3, RV 310  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  8. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E flat major, RV 254  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  9. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C minor ("Il sospetto"), RV 199  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  10. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor ("La stravaganza" No. 8), Op. 4/8, RV 249: Allegro  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  11. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, RV 232  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  12. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("L'estro armonico" No. 12), Op. 3/12, RV 265  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  13. Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  14. Sinfonia (Concerto), for strings & continuo in E minor, RV 134  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  15. Concerto for strings & continuo in E minor, RV 133  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  16. Concerto for strings & continuo in D major, RV 121  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  17. Concerto for strings & continuo in F major, RV 136  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  18. Concerto for strings & continuo in D minor, RV 127  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  19. Concerto for strings & continuo in C minor, RV 119  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  20. Concerto for strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 164  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  21. Concerto for strings & continuo in G major, RV 150  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  22. Concerto for strings & continuo in A major, RV 159  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  23. Concerto for strings & continuo in A major, RV 160  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  24. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E flat major, RV 260  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  25. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 237  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  26. Double Orchestra Concerto Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine, for violin, 2 string orchestras & continuo in D major, RV 582  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  27. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, RV 213  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  28. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, RV 228  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  29. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major, RV 340  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  30. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 328  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  31. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major, RV 205  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  32. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 319  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  33. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 172  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  34. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 370  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz
  35. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major (also attributed to Giovanni Battista Somis), RV 302  - Antonio Vivaldi  -  Israel Chamber Orchestra  - Shlomo Mintz  - Shlomo Mintz

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