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Vivaldi - Concerti & cantate da camera III
“Polverelli is an agile singer who negotiates Vivaldi's sometimes hazardous vocal lines with technical assurance and lively responses to the texts.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2005 ***
“Naïve's monumental Vivaldi series continues its sensible policy of mixing chamber cantatas and concertos in this third volume, in which Italian ensemble L'Astrée are joined by mezzosoprano Laura Polverelli. Polverelli proves an agile artist, as much she needs to be; Vivaldi, as is his wont, challenges her vocal athleticism with the kind of jagged melodic lines and rattling passagework that a kinder composer might have avoided, all in the cause of expressing what seem like the rather subtler shades of Arcadian love.
Happy to say, she triumphs. Despite having a voice whose operatic intensity, dark colouring and low centre of gravity sound at first as if they will be ill-suited to the angular music that Vivaldi- lovers will know lies ahead, when the time comes she negotiates the composer's treacherously scattered notes with languid ease. What is more, she brings a commanding sense of drama to the recitatives and uncommon dignity and moment to the arias. The cantatas themselves are worth the trouble: the two intertwining violins of Amor hai vinto ooze amorous disquiet; Lungi dal vago volto closes with a gleeful hoedown; and Vengo a voi, luci adorate sets out in a mood of modish galant but cannot escape its Vivaldian identity for long.
The instrumental support from L'Astrée is tightly solid throughout (save for a slightly acid violin in Lungi dal vago volto) and the three concertos are performed with imagination and spirit. Particularly enjoyable is RV107, where the omission of continuo leaves us with a charming (and in no way incomplete-sounding) trio of recorder, oboe and bassoon. A disc principally for Vivaldi specialists, perhaps, but newcomers who stumble across it will surely find plenty to entertain them too.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
Trio Sonatas (12) for Two Violins & Continuo, Op. 1
Violin Sonatas (12), Op. 2
L'estro armonico - 12 concerti, Op. 3
La stravaganza - 12 concerti, Op. 4
6 Sonates pour 1 ou 2 violins, Op. 5
6 Concertos pour violin, Op. 6
12 Concertos pour hautbois ou violin, Op. 7
Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione - 12 concerti, Op. 8
La cetra - 12 concerti, Op. 9
Flute Concertos (6), Op. 10
6 Concertos, Op. 11
6 Concertos pour violin, Op. 12
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV402
Concerto for cello, strings & continuo in D minor RV 406
Cello Concerto for piccolo cello, strings & continuo in G major RV 414
Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-9, RV39-47
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401
Concerto in G major RV 312R
Cello Concerto in G major, RV413
Cello Concerto in G minor, RV416
Cello Concerto in A minor, RV418
Cello Concerto in B minor, RV424
Oboe Concerto in C major, RV447
Oboe Concerto in F major, RV457
Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV461
Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV463
Concerto in D minor for Two Oboes, RV 535
Concerto in C major for two oboes, two clarinets and strings RV559
Bassoon Concerto, RV 474 in C major
Bassoon Concerto, RV 489 in F major
Bassoon Concerto, RV 498 in A minor
Bassoon Concerto, RV 571
Concerto for Multiple Instruments, 'per l'orchestra di Dresda' in G minor RV576
Concerto 'per l'orchestra di Dresda' RV577
Concerto for 2 Trumpets, Strings & Continuo in C major, RV 537
Concerto for Strings in D minor RV 129 'Madrigalesco'
Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos, RV531
Concerto for 2 Flutes, Strings and Continuo in C, R533
Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'
Concerto RV 564 for 2 violins & 2 cellos
Trio Sonata, Op. 1 No. 12 for Two Violins & Continuo in D minor, RV 63 'La Follia'
Flautino Concerto in C major, RV443
Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, R.532
Cantata RV678 'All'ombra di sospetto'
Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
Cantata RV680 'Lungi dal vago'
Concerto in A minor, RV 108
Cantata RV682 'Vengo a voi luci adorate'
Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 'La notte'
Gloria in D major, RV589
Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630
Cantata RV651 'Amor hai vinto'
Stabat Mater, RV621
Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608
Concerto for Strings and Continuo in F major, RV141
Clarae stellae, scintillate, RV625
Concerto for strings in C major RV109
Vestro Principi divino - Mottetto per contralto, archi e continuo RV 633 in F major
Salve Regina, RV 616
A new addition to the very successful series of super-budget boxes.
A 28-CD set of Concertos, Sonatas and major vocal works by one of the most popular Baroque composers of all time.
Vivaldi's complete Concertos and Sonatas opus 1-12 plus other concertos and cantatas.
Performances drawn mainly from Decca's L'Oiseau-Lyre catalogue featuring the important ensemble/ conductor partnerships of Christopher Hogwood & the Academy of Ancient Music and Philip Pickett & the New London Consort as well as Andreas Scholl with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Nisi Dominus and Salve Regina
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