Vivaldi

Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons (2014) {SACD, Audio CD Layer}

Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons (2014) {SACD, Audio CD Layer}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 378 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | BIS Records #BIS-2103

The world was hardly clamoring for another recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons violin concertos, but the Australian Chamber Orchestra has evolved into one of the world's top concert attractions, and it's natural that their fans would want to hear them in this ubiquitous work. Violin soloist Richard Tognetti plays a 1743 Guarneri instrument with a powerfully flashy tone, and he gets a large variety of sounds from it. These are complemented by the inclusion in the booklet of the four sonnets included by Vivaldi in the score (and possibly written by the composer himself). This is always desirable, for the Four Seasons are programmatic in a way that's hard to pick up from the music alone, and the inclusion of the texts is remarkably rare…
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango | Label: Nonesuch | # 79568-2 | 01:03:54

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer's 2000 release Eight Seasons is a conceptual masterwork. Kremer, long known for his skillful interpretations of Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean tangos, had the brilliant idea of matching four of the Latin master's tone poems of the seasons in his native Buenos Aires with Antonio Vivaldi's conceptually similar masterpiece "The Four Seasons," alternating seasons between the two works. Besides the conceptual perfection of the idea, the performances are exquisite. Kremer and his conservatory orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, do a particularly masterful job with the Vivaldi, avoiding the ornate bloat that affects so many recordings of this work. Their performances are brisk and to-the-point, with bright tempos that add a vitality not often found in this rather shopworn old standard. As always, Kremer's solos in the Piazzolla works are absolutely superb, with the dramatic flourishes of the massed string section providing startling counterpoint, especially on the breathtaking "Verano Porteno". Eight Seasons is a truly remarkable work by an underrated performer.
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 385 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: classical

Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons is a 1988 CD by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karl Münchinger. The album was originally released on vinyl in 1987 as part of Decca's Weekend Classics series and was digitally released a year later.
Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi - La Viola Da Gamba In Concerto (2003) {Alia Vox AV9835}

Jordi Savall - Antonio Vivaldi - La Viola Da Gamba In Concerto (2003) {Alia Vox AV9835}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 157 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Alia Vox | AV9835
Classical / Baroque / Concerto

It is only recently that two seemingly unconnected names, those of Vivaldi and the viola da gamba, have been uttered in the same breath. The established, uncontested view on the matter was quite simply this: from the middle of the 17th century, the viol, which was still flourishing north of the Alps, had all but disappeared in Italy, where it had been replaced by the bass violin and, subsequently, by the cello.
Antonio Vivaldi - Teatro Alla Moda - Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti (2015) {Harmonia Mundi}

Antonio Vivaldi - Teatro Alla Moda - Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti (2015) {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 368 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (pdf+jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 902221
Classical / Concerto / Baroque / Violin

1720: in his famous pamphlet entitled ‘Fashionable Theatre’, the composer Marcello ironized the excesses of the new Venetian opera. This landmark pamphlet was published anonymously as Benedetto Marcello, under the fictional editorship of ‘Aldaviva Licante’ - undoubtedly an anagram of A. Vivaldi – ridiculing the operatic world of the time. It took on singers puffed up with pride, uneducated librettists, composers seeking dramatic effects, in short, everything that the musical world then thought about as original, unusual, new, experimental, shocking, weird, baroque, and, in a word, Italian! Vivaldi was one of Marcello’s favourite targets, continually lampooning the Red Priest and his virtuoso violin escapades.
Antonio Vivaldi - Ensemble 415 / Banchini - Sonata a tre La Follia (1991/2008, Harmonia Mundi # HMG 501366)

Antonio Vivaldi - Sonata a tre 'La Follia'
Ensemble 415 / Chiara Banchini
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 367 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMG 501366 | Country/Year: France 2008, 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Ensemble 415 is a chamber ensemble devoted largely to the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. The numerical reference in the group's name derives from the pitch used for tuning instruments in the Baroque era. In performing chamber music, Ensemble 415 consists of just a few players, but for larger compositions, the number expands to a minimum of 13 and can reach up to as high as 40 performers. The ensemble's repertory has been broad over the years, taking in many Baroque standards by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as lesser known fare by Muffat and others…"
Antonio Vivaldi - Sergio Azzolini - Concerti per Fagotto II (2011, Naive # OP 30518)

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerti per Fagotto II
Sergio Azzolini, fagotto / L'Aura Soave Cremona / Diego Cantalupi
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 359 MB | Full Artwork: 92 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naive # OP 30518 | Country/Year: France 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"Considering the small number of solo concertos for the bassoon from the baroque period the number of Vivaldi's compositions for this instrument is remarkable. With 39 concertos for one bassoon this part of his oeuvre is the second largest of his instrumental output, after the concertos for violin. That is all the more notable as there is no conclusive evidence that this instrument was played at the Ospedale della Pietà. Vivaldi wrote the largest part of his instrumental works for the girls of this institution…"

Antonio Vivaldi - The Complete Sacred Music: Vol.01-Vol.10 (2005)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at March 5, 2015
Antonio Vivaldi - The Complete Sacred Music: Vol.01-Vol.10 (2005)

Antonio Vivaldi - The Complete Sacred Music: Vol.01-Vol.10 (2005)
Classical, Sacred Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,78 Gb
Label: Hyperion UK | Release Year: 2005

What can anyone add to the praise that has deservedly been heaped on Robert King and the King's Consort's 11 discs of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi? Can one add that every single performance is first class – wonderfully musical, deeply dedicated, and profoundly spiritual?

Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico: Viva Vivaldi( 2009) [DVD]  Music

Posted by VanPelten at Feb. 16, 2015
Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico: Viva Vivaldi( 2009) [DVD]

Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico: Viva Vivaldi (DVD) [2009]
NTSC Widescreen 1.85 | LPCM Stereo | Dolby Digital 5.1 | DTS 5.1 | 106 minutes | 6.1 Gb | DVD9
Classical | Live Concert | Language: Italian | Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian | VIDEO_TS | 5% Recovery

This is Vivaldi and the Super, Super Bartoli at their best. Flawless in performance, execution and musicianship! This album is astounding and is super because it allows me to hear and SEE!"
Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)

Sophie Yates - Bach: Transcriptions of Concertos by Vivaldi & Marcello (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 508 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 796

This recording brings together all the arrangements for harpsichord by Bach of instrumental concertos by his Italian contemporary Antonio Vivaldi, adding those of one concerto each by the brothers Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello. They are performed by Sophie Yates who has made a series of solo CDs for Chandos, many of which have won international awards. She has been described by Gramophone as ‘hugely talented’ and by BBC Music as playing ‘with exceptional poise’.