Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, 14 Concertos

Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, 14 Concertos

by Christopher Hogwood
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Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, 14 Concertos

There's more to Vivaldi than "The Four Seasons." A lot more. Igor Stravinsky once quipped that Vivaldi wrote the same concerto hundreds of times, but this collection offers ample evidence that these works were not made with a cookie cutter. In truth, Vivaldi was a daring innovator who loved using instruments in new combinations to create a brilliant palette of sonic colors. Compare the airy twang of the Concerto in G for two mandolins with the shiny majesty of the Concerto in C for two trumpets, or the mysteriously dark Concerto in G minor for two cellos with the playful warbling of the Concerto in C for sopranino recorder. There are many fine Vivaldi collections available, but this generous compilation of invigorating performances led by three leading period instrument conductors -- Christopher Hogwood, Philip Pickett, and Joshua Rifkin -- is one of the best.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/1997
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028945570327
catalogNumber: 455703

Tracks

  1. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532
  2. Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93
  3. Chamber Concerto, for recorder, 2 violins & continuo in A minor, RV 108
  4. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("Il grosso Mogul"), RV 208
  6. Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C Major, RV 537
  7. Concerto madrigalesco, for strings & continuo in D minor, RV 129
  8. Double Cello Concerto, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G Minor, RV 531
  9. Double Flute Concerto, for 2 flutes, strings & continuo in C Major, RV 533
  10. Concerto alla rustica, for strings & continuo in G major, RV 151
  11. Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D Major, RV 564
  12. Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 153: Concerto in G Minor, RV 153~I. Allegro - II. Andan
  13. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C Major, RV 443
  14. Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in B minor ("L'estro armonico" No. 10) Op. 3/10, RV 580

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