Vivaldi: x2: Double Concertos for Horns, Oboes, Violin & Cello, Oboe & Bassoon

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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: x2: Double Concertos for Horns, Oboes, Violin & Cello, Oboe & Bassoon
Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima

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Release Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018

"My heart skipped a beat when [The Italian Job] from La Serenissima and Adrian Chandler landed on my desk, such was my enjoyment of their Gramophone Awards-shortlisted Vivaldi Four Seasons recording (AV2344). So to discover that with this all-Italian assortment of sinfonias and concertos they've actually topped their 2016 triumph - and apparently effortlessly - gives me no small amount of pleasure." So said the reviewer of the Gramophone Award-winning release, and the Vivaldi specialists are set to triumph once again with Vivaldi x2, an astonishing medley of double concertos for hunting horns, oboes, bassoon, violin and cello. Emanating from Vivaldi's pen the double concerto - a genre of which he all but cornered the market - resulted in some of the composer's most colourful and exuberant works. In the hands of two-time Gramophone Award-winning La Serenissima, these concertos come to virtuosic and effervescent life.

"Chandler's tempos are invariably 'just so' - expertly executed, spaciously recorded, the disc consolidates and celebrates the ensemble's Vivaldian roots as its 25th anniversary year beckons. Quarter of a century or no, La Serenissima's youthful mojo shines brightly!" BBC Recording of the Month Oct 2018

"It's a feast of pleasures right from its RV539 kick-off: the most glittering of Vivaldi's two double horn concertos…headed up here by soloists Anneke Scott and Jocelyn Lightfoot with some fantastically nimble, neat, exuberant period horn-playing…However, you'll forget to miss the horns here in the concerto, RV538, because what we get instead is another soloist to whom I could listen all day, cellist Vladimir Waltham; hear his gently grainy, luminous tone and his sighing trills, and fall in love." Gramophone

"Under Chandler, the playing, vibrant yet polished to perfection, is superb." Sunday Times

Tracks:

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 539
1. I. Allegro (3.09)
2. II. Larghetto (2.29)
3. III. Allegro (2.42)

Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 535
4. I. Largo (1.14)
5. II. Allegro (2.38)
6. III. Largo (2.35)
7. IV. Allegro molto (3.02)

Concerto for violin, cello, strings & continuo in A, RV 546
8. I. Allegro (3.26)
9. II. Andante (3.09)
10. III. Allegro (3.15)

Concerto for oboe, bassoon, strings & continuo in G, RV 545
11. I. Allegro (4.08)
12. II. Largo (2.47)
13. III. Allegro non molto (3.47)

Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 538
14. I. Allegro (3.21)
15. II. Largo (2.40)
16. III. Allegro non molto (3.17)

Concerto for violin, cello, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 547
17. I. Allegro (3.58)
18. II. Andante (2.01)
19. III. Allegro molto (3.07)

Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 536
20. I. Allegro (2.35)
21. II. Largo (2.08)
22. III. Allegro (1.55)

Concerto per S.A.S.I.S.P.G.M.D.G.S.M.B. for violin, cello, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 574
23. I. Allegro (4.39)
24. II. Adagio (3.17)
25. III. Allegro (3.57)