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Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Zefira Valova - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per l'Orchestra di Dresda (2013)

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Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Zefira Valova - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per l'Orchestra di Dresda (2013)

Alexis Kossenko, Les Ambassadeurs, Zefira Valova - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per l'Orchestra di Dresda (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 66:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # 190 | Recorded: 2012

Les Ambassadeurs launch a series of recordings devoted to the repertory of the Dresdner Hofkapelle at the time of Bach, with the aim of rediscovering the splendid sound of an ensemble then regarded as the orchestral ideal. The ties of friendship between Johann Georg Pisendel – who led the orchestra – and Antonio Vivaldi held firm for life. Between their first meeting in Venice in 1716 and the death of the Prete Rosso in 1741, Pisendel continually enriched his collection of Vivaldi concertos, a certain number of which were manifestly tailor-made for his outstanding technique and equally exceptional delicacy of expression. This explains why Dresden holds so many Vivaldian treasures, sometimes autograph, sometimes copied in Pisendel’s own hand.

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)

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Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)

Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo - Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonie dai drammi per musica (2002)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 67:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Frame | # FR0139-2 | Recorded: 2002

Recorded in 2002, this release contains a unique program of the complete overtures of all Vivaldi’s operas. As an opera composer, Vivaldi has long been neglected, but these works showcase his great dramatic genius. Performances on period instruments by Modo Antiquo, conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli, one of the foremost specialists in this field, who has also recorded for full price labels such as Naïve and Deutsche Grammophon.

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

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Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)

Gerald Garcia - Vivaldi, J.S. Bach: Baroque Guitar Favourites (1993)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:23 | 356 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550274

Over the last 20 years, the Naxos label has done a great deal to obtain its reputation as one of the leading classical guitar labels. Its very first guitarist was Gerald Garcia, who was not slow to show the way forward by extending the rather limited guitar repertoire by making arrangements of pieces originally written for other instruments. This is what he has done here, too: None of the music on this disc was written for guitar, it is all arranged by Garcia himself, who plays a modern guitar and definitely not a baroque instrument.

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)

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I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:47 | 464 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 145-2

With the number of Vivaldi concerto recordings flooding the market, what is a starter CD-buyer to do? How can he or she make a choice? Perhaps if a reviewer has any function at all, it is to steer the prospective purchaser in the right direction. If you like period instruments, the new disc with Giorgio Sasso might be a candidate for an ideal one-CD Vivaldi choice.

Ophélie Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - Antonio Vivaldi: I colori dell’ombra (2020)

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Ophélie Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - Antonio Vivaldi: I colori dell’ombra (2020)

Ophélie Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - Antonio Vivaldi: I colori dell’ombra (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 538 Mb | Total time: 52:19+37:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP226 | Recorded: 2019

After a double album dedicated to Boccherini and acclaimed by critics, Ophélie Gaillard and the Pulcinella Orchestra reveal the incredible sound palette of Vivaldi, one of the most brilliant venetian musicians. Drawing on the finest cello works of the composer, Ophélie Gaillard’s selection places great emphasis on the concerto, for one, two or even four performers. It also includes an exclusive reconstruction of the Concerto RV 788. The vocal interventions of Lucile Richardot and Delphine Galou light up the program like rays of sun through the clouds. The album alternates between moments of great emotion, sometimes even dolorous as in the Largo of the Concerto RV 416 and moments of passion and frenzy (in the concertos RV 419 or 409) that evoke the Summer from the Four Seasons. This music thus unveils all its mysteries in the interplay of lights and shadows, giving its name to this recording.

Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 07 [2011]

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Lumieres - La musique du XVIIIeme siecle (29 CD), Part 07 [2011]

Lumières - La musique du XVIIIème siècle (29 CD), Part 07: Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S.Bach, C.P.E.Bach, J.C.F.Bach, Schobert, Kuhnau, Mondonville, Mozart, Haydn. Beethoven [2011]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 80.55+80.39+72.14 | Scans | 1.09 Gb
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | 2908601.30 | Rec: 1980-2006

The eighteenth century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe has known since antiquity. Political upheavals kept pace with the innumerable inventions and discoveries of the age; every sector of the arts and of intellectual and material life was turned upside down. Between the end of the reign of Louis XIV and the revolution of 1789, music in its turn underwent a radical mutation that struck at the very heart of a well-established musical language. In this domain too, we are all children of the Age of Enlightenment: our conception of music and the way we ‘consume’ it still follows in many respects the agenda set by the eighteenth century. And it is not entirely by chance that harmonia mundi has chosen to offer you in 2011 a survey of this musical revolution which, without claiming to be exhaustive, will enable you to grasp the principal outlines of musical creation between the twilight of the Baroque and the dawn of Romanticism.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - What's Next Vivaldi? (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 70:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA624 | Recorded: 2018

Giovanni Antonini and his ensemble Il Giardino Armonico celebrate the composer who made them famous: Antonio Vivaldi. Their recordings of The Four Seasons and Cecilia Bartoli's famous first Vivaldi recital left an indelible mark on the discography of the Red-haired Priest! Their musical fireworks display continues with a programme of concertos that is bound to provoke strong reactions, since it is the result of a meeting with a musician who is equally adept at shifting boundaries, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004)

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Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004)

Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel: Arie, Madrigali & Cantate (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:40 | 446 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naive | Catalog: OP 30395

Sara Mingardo has been creating quite a stir in baroque circles but this is my first chance to catch up with her. In one sense she may be considered a "typical" baroque singer, in the sense that she uses a completely straight vocal production, from which vibrato has been rigorously excluded, and cultivates a somewhat plangent, nasal sound, with the result that a casual listener might suppose he was listening to a counter-tenor.

Roberto Loreggian - Vivaldi: Concerti appropriati all'organo (2001)

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Roberto Loreggian - Vivaldi: Concerti appropriati all'organo (2001)

Roberto Loreggian - Vivaldi: Concerti appropriati all'organo (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:45 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Tactus | Catalog: TC 672215

Today we know that the reason for this penetration of Italian musical tastes into the small principality of Weimar lay elsewhere: the passion of the young prince Johann Ernst of Saxony for the Venetian concertos (and those of Vivaldi in particular). During the prince’s long period of study in Amsterdam, he had occasion to enjoy the exhibitions on the organ in the local Nieuwe Kerk by the blind virtuoso Jan Jacob de Graaf.

Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Vivaldi & Friends (2010)

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Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Vivaldi & Friends (2010)

Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Vivaldi & Friends (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 74:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie | # AV2211 | Recorded: 2000, 2008

The Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire, with their founder/ director Jeannette Sorrell, has made an indelible impression on the international music market since launching on Avie with recordings of Bach, Mozart and Monteverdi. Vivaldi and Friends is a presentation of concertos by the Red Priest with a twist: two authentic Vivaldi Concertos – one for four violins, the other for two cellos – are interspersed with J. S. Bach’s transcript ion of Vivaldi’s A minor concerto for four harpsichords, and Jeannette Sorrell’s own transcription of ‘Summer’ from the ever-popular Four Seasons. Sorrell’s arrangement mirrors the widespread baroque practice of transcribing violin works for keyboard. In her unique version, she performs the original violin parts on the harpsichord.

Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)

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Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)

Hélène Brunet, Eric Milnes, L’Harmonie des saisons - Solfeggio: Handel, Vivaldi, Vinci, Bach, Mozart (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 63:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Atma Classique | # ATMA 22808 | Recorded: 2020

For her first solo album with ATMA Classique, the celebrated Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet has chosen baroque and classical arias that have always been part of her life and for which she feels a deep affinity. Under the direction of Eric Milnes, the period ensemble L'Harmonie des saisons accompanies her in this program featuring music by Bach Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Leonardo Vinci, whose two arias are recorded here as world premieres. I remember being completely enamored, at fifteen, with Vivaldis famous aria Nulla in mundo pax sincera, attempting head voice singing for the first time and discovering the peculiar lightheaded effects of this new vocal technique.

Han-Na Chang - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2009)

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Han-Na Chang - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2009)

Han-Na Chang - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:08 | 324 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 34791

Young cellist Han-Na Chang, Korean-born and trained in the U.S. by Mstislav Rostropovich, is a newcomer to Baroque music, having released a mixture of cello classics and late-Romantic and contemporary concertos up to this time. Here she delivers a set of seven Vivaldi cello concertos that Rostropovich himself might have helped her shape; it's something of a throwback to the way Vivaldi was played 30 or 40 years ago.

Sol Gabetta, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Il Progetto Vivaldi (2007)

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Sol Gabetta, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Il Progetto Vivaldi (2007)

Sol Gabetta, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Il Progetto Vivaldi (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:07 | 396 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88697131692

Best known for his huge output of concertos for the violin, Antonio Vivaldi produced a sizeable number of concertos for other instruments including the cello, an instrument that was little used as a soloist during Vivaldi's time. In all, there are 27 extant cello concertos that, like the violin concertos, push the instrument's technical and expressive abilities.

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco - Antonio Vivaldi: 12 Concertos Op. 7 (2015)

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Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco - Antonio Vivaldi: 12 Concertos Op. 7 (2015)

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco - Antonio Vivaldi: 12 Concertos Op. 7 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 47:06+42:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95044 | Recorded: 2014

After the enormous success of Vivaldi’s earlier collections La Stravaganza and L’Estro Armonico, his publisher Estienne Roger was eager to capitalise on the composer’s soaring popularity. With that in mind, Op.7 was published in 1720 containing 12 new concertos, ten for solo violin and two for solo oboe. However, it seems unlikely Vivaldi either authorised or approved of this publication, and recent research has even discovered that the authenticity of the concertos is doubtful, with at least the two oboe concertos certainly not by Vivaldi. The concertos may not bear the traditional Vivaldian hallmarks, with movements simplified or moved around, but they are still a worthy tribute to the composer, whether penned by the ‘Prete Rosso’ himself or not.

Arabella Steinbacher, Münchener Kammerorchester - Four Seasons: Piazzolla, Vivaldi (2020)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Münchener Kammerorchester - Four Seasons: Piazzolla, Vivaldi (2020)

Arabella Steinbacher, Münchener Kammerorchester - Four Seasons: Piazzolla, Vivaldi (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 64:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC5186746 | Recorded: 2018

Star violinist Arabella Steinbacher presents Antonio Vivaldi's world-famous Four Seasons alongside Astor Piazzolla's Cuatro estaciones porteñas, creating a lively combination of baroque and tango. The enormous popularity of Vivaldi's Four Seasons tends to make us forget the original and ground-breaking nature of these violin concertos. Coupling them with Piazzolla's tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires makes both pieces sound fresher than ever before, thanks to Steinbacher's personal engagement with the repertoire and the inspired accompaniment of the Münchener Kammerorchester.