Vivaldi: I'Colori dell'Ombra

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Vivaldi: I'Colori dell'Ombra
Ophélie Gaillard (cello), Pulcinella Orchestra, with Lucile Richardot (mezzo), Delphine Galou (contralto) & Javier Zafra(bassoon)

[ Aparté / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 10 July 2020

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.

"Gailliard brings a joyous and incisively idiomatic grace to these performances. What she may lack in the absolute fluency and charisma of Christophe Coin is more than made up for in this exciting programme and the dynamism of her Pulcinella Orchestra." BBC Music Magazine May 2020 Concerto Choice


1-3. Cello Concerto in G minor, RV. 416
4. « Sovvente il sole » (from Andromeda liberata, RV Anh. 117)
mezzo-soprano: Lucile Richardot
5-7. Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV. 531
second solo cello: Atsushi Sakaï
8-10. Concerto for cello and bassoon in E minor, RV. 409
bassoon: Javier Zafra
11-13. Concerto for violoncello piccolo in G major, RV. 414
14-16.Sinfonia for strings and basso continuo in C major, RV. 112

1-3. Concerto for 2 violins and 2 cellos in D major, RV. 575
4. Cello Concerto in B flat major "per Teresa", RV. 788 (Larghetto)
reconstruction by Olivier Fourés
5-7. Concerto for violoncello piccolo in B minor, RV. 424
8. « Di verde ulivo » (from Tito manlio, RV. 738)
contralto: Delphine Galou
9-11. Cello Concerto in D minor, RV. 405
12. Cello Concerto in A minor, RV. 419 (Allegro)

Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV. 416: I. Allegro