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Vivaldi Violin Concertos and String Symphonies Volume 1

NI2500
£29.99

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5 CD SET

Vivaldi’s creative genius was not on a level with that of Bach, Mozart or Strauss, but it was considerable all the same. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians calls him "the most original and influential Italian composer of his generation" and continues: "He laid the foundations for the mature Baroque concerto. His contributions to musical style, violin technique and the practice of orchestration were substantial, and he was a pioneer of orchestral program music."

Vivaldi Violin Concertos and String Symphonies Volume 1

Tracks

CD 1

Concerto in D major RV 208

Concerto in C major RV 186

Concerto in A minor RV 356

Concerto in E major RV 271

Concerto in C major RV 171

Concerto in D major RV 230

 

CD 2

Concerto in G major RV 310

Concerto in E-flat major RV 254

Concerto in C minor RV 199

Concerto in D minor RV 249

Concerto in D major RV 232

Concerto in E major RV 265

 

CD 3

Symphony in C major, No. 44, RV 114

Symphony in E minor, No. 13, RV 134

Symphony in E minor, No. 43, RV 133

Symphony in D major, No. 30, RV 121

Symphony in F major, No. 14, RV 136

Symphony in D minor, No. 19, RV 127

Symphony in C minor, No. 20, RV 119

Symphony in B-flat major, No. 12, RV 164

Symphony in G major, No. 36, RV 150

Symphony in A major, No. 1, RV 159

Symphony in A major, No. 22, RV 160

 

CD 4

Concerto in F major RV 260

Concerto in D minor RV 237

Concerto in D major RV 582 (for double orchestra)

Concerto in D major RV 213

Concerto in D major RV 228

Concerto in A major RV 340

 

CD 5

Concerto in G minor RV 328

Concerto in D major RV 205

Concerto in G minor RV 319

Concerto in C major RV 172

Concerto in B-flat major RV 370

Concerto in G major RV 302

Reviews

"Shlomo Mintz was Music Adviser of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from 1989 to 1993, and his recordings of the Vivaldi concertos and string symphonies originally appeared on MusicMasters Classics on 10 discs, the first of which appeared in 1993...and with precious few ‘complete’ recordings as opposed to a market awash with ‘The Four Seasons’ from Vivaldi’s Op.8 I can only regard the wider availability of Shlomo Mintz’s recordings as a welcome move by Nimbus. With playing of great refinement and technical brilliance throughout, these recordings are as good as self-recommending to any Vivaldi fan. Shlomo Mintz is a soloist of proven skill, and he shows both excellent leadership skills and musicianship in these recordings."  Dominy Clements Musicweb-international.com

"An extraordinary achievement from Shlomo Mintz, who plays all these Violin Concertos freshly, vitally and lyrically, without a suspicion of routine, and then goes on to discover 11 of Vivaldi's previously unknown String Symphonies. The polished playing of the modern-instrument Israel Chamber Orchestra is warm and elegant, and everything has an appealing lightness of touch. The recording too is truthful and in perfect scale."  The Penguin Guide