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Vivaldi - Amor Sacro
“Simone Kermes is an agile singer with a wide vocal range who is comfortably able to negotiate Vivaldi's virtuoso writing with technical panache and expressive warmth.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2007 *****
“Opening with one of the composer's most thrillingly virtuoso motets, In furore iustissimae irae, the Venice Baroque Orchestra go on to one of his most beautiful, Nullo in mundo pax. And if the other two are less individually striking, they are nevertheless well worth hearing; In turbato mare opens with a stomach-churning depiction of those raging seas that are always tossing the soul so, and later conjures dread at mention of the 'horrors of death', while Sum in medio tempestatum treats a similar subject with a touch more mid-century leisure and politeness.
The disc is, of course, a vehicle for Simone Kermes, whose bright vocal talents have so far impressed in a number of Baroque operas but here make their solo recording debut. She proves more than a match for Vivaldi's typically athletic vocal demands – indeed adds to them in a number of tessitura-extending cadenzas – and makes much of the music's bold contrasts. Some may look for more innocence in the gentler music, where her mini-vibrato can sound rather knowing, but in general Kermes's performances give nothing but pleasure. The orchestra is forthright and exciting, with a satisfyingly full, organ-enriched sound, marred only by some of the cheesy lute embellishments.
A straightforward Vivaldi disc, but one full of the strength of expertise.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
“…Simone Kermes… proves more than a match for Vivaldi's typically athletic vocal demands - indeed adds to them in a number of tessitura-extending cadenzas - and makes much of the music's bold contrasts. The orchestra is forthright and exciting, with a satisfying full, organ-enriched sound...” Gramophone Magazine, June 2007
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Vivaldi - The Complete Sacred Music
Gloria RV ANH. 23
Magnificat RV610a (version for double choir)
Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609
Dixit Dominus, RV594
In furore iustissimae irae, RV626
Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV629
Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV625
Canta in prato, ride in monte, RV623
Introduzione al miserere, RV 638 'Filiae maestae Jerusalem'
Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630
Dixit Dominus, RV595
Domine ad adiuvandum me (Psalm 69), RV593
Credidi propter quod, RV605
Beatus vir, RV598
Beatus vir, RV597
Juditha Triumphans, RV644
In turbato mare irato, RV627
Non in pratis aut in hortis RV641
Stabat Mater, RV621
O qui coeli terraeque serenitas, RV631
Deus tuorum militum RV612
Confitebor tibi, Domine RV596
Beatus vir RV795
Salve Regina, RV 617
Laudate Dominum, RV606
In exitu Israel, RV 604
Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608
Laetatus sum (psalm 121), R.607
Laudate pueri, RV601
Vestro Principi divino - Mottetto per contralto, archi e continuo RV 633 in F major
Introduzione al Gloria, RV 639 'Jubilate, o amoeni chori'
Sum in medio tempestatum RV632
Laudate pueri, RV600
Cur sagittas, cur tela RV637
Sanctorum meritis, RV 620
Salve Regina, RV 616
Laudate pueri, RV602
Salve Regina, RV 618
Introduzione al Dixit Dominus, RV 635 'Ascende laeta'
Gaude mater Ecclesia RV613
Vos aurae per montes RV634
Gloria Patri RV602a
Gloria in D major, RV589
Nisi Dominus RV803
Introduzione al Gloria, RV 642 'Ostro picta, armata spina'
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