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The acclaimed Polish period band Arte dei Suonatori perform eight of Vivaldi’s concertos a Quattro. Their version of Handel’s 12 Concerto grossi Op. 6 was awarded ‘Orchestral Choice of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine, alongside further critical acclaim from the international music press.
As well as being a major composer in the formation of the solo concerto, he also was the leading exponent of the older concerto a quattro – music in four parts, with several players to a part. His works in this genre are notable not only for their beauty, but also for their experimental character and for providing the most important examples of fugal writing in Vivaldi’s instrumental music.
This recording includes eight of the concertos, as well as the Sinfonia from the serenata La Senna festeggiante (The Rejoicing Seine) composed in honour of the young French king Louis XV, and the Sonata a 4 in E flat major ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’.
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 114
I. Allegro - II. Adagio
III. Ciaccona (Allegro ma non troppo)
Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata for 2 Violins and Viola in E flat major, RV 130, "Suonata a 4 al Santo Sepolcro"
I. Largo molto
II. Allegro ma poco
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 152
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante molto
III. Allegro molto
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 128
I. Allegro non moto
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 129, "Concerto madrigalesco"
Antonio Vivaldi: La Senna festeggiante, RV 693: Ouverture
Part I: Allegro
Part I: Andante molto
Part I: Allegro molto
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in F minor, RV 143
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 157
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in E minor, RV 134
II. Andante e piano
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A major, RV 158, "Concerto ripieno"