Vivaldi: Complete Recorder Concertos

Naxos: 8553829

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Vivaldi: Complete Recorder Concertos

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8553829
(8.553829)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th July 2002

Barcode:

0730099482929

Length:

64 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Vivaldi: Complete Recorder Concertos


Laszlo Kecskemeti, Laszlo Czidra (recorders)

Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia

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Antonio Vivaldi: Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C major , RV 443

I. (Allegro)

II. Largo

III. Allegro molto

Antonio Vivaldi: Sopranino Recorder Concerto in A minor, RV 445

I. Allegro

II. Larghetto

III. (Allegro)

Antonio Vivaldi: Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C major , RV 444

I. Allegro non molto

II. Largo

III. Allegro molto

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Treble Recorder in F major, RV 442

I. Allegro ma non molto

II. Largo e cantabile

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV 441

I. Allegro non molto

II. Largo

III. (Allegro)

Antonio Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in D major, RV 95, "La pastorella" (arr. for recorder and orchestra)

I. Allegro

II. Largo

III. Allegro

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“This is claimed to be a recording of the 'complete' recorder concertos of Vivaldi (RV441-5) and there's no other listed version of RV441 it has that field to itself. Such archival primacy would be of little significance if the performances were sub-standard – but here they're high quality on all counts.
Kecskeméti bears the bulk of the soloist's burden, while Czidra appears only in RV442 (for treble recorder). Kecskeméti acquits himself on the same instrument with no less distinction in RV441 and, with no reflection on Czidra's manifest abilities, he could surely have made a clean sweep. Kecskeméti has the greatest 'showcase' opportunities, and he makes the most of them. His speed and clarity of articulation (as clean as a whistle, as it were) in the flanking movements are breathtaking and in some scale passages his sure-tongued choice of separate articulation gives life and variety – listen to the Allegro molto of RV443 and marvel! He adds embellishment where appropriate and in good taste. The basic five concertos alone would leave a disc somewhat under-filled and the choice of RV95, in which the recorder is featured, as a filler is a happy one. The Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia's contributions are happily lightfooted.
Excellent recording quality and bargain price are just extra reasons why this disc is a must-buy.”

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