Vivaldi Night

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Feb. 11, 2017
Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 253 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 63 Mb
Classical | Label: Dorian Records, DOR-90118 | 1991 | 00:59:40

The genius of a composer like Vivaldi can most readily be discerned and analyzed by establishing a certain physiology of music. Stravinsky's opinion that Vivaldi wrote the same concerto 150 times expressed an erroneous point of view: I would say that Vivaldi wrote a single Concerto that began with his first work and ended the day he laid his pen down for the last time. This single, uninterrupted Concerto was the Concerto of Life. Indeed, the distinctive characteristic of this music lies in the fact that it is in no way an intellectual speculation but rather a spirited description, an "impassioned shorthand" to use Edmond de Goncourt's phrase, a dynamic dissipation, a sort of unbroken conversation or gesture solely motivated by what might be called the joy of being. –Jean Guillou - Translated by Wyley L. Powell
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 317 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 141 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 28 Mb
Classical | Label: Accent, ACC 24179 | 2007 | 0:59:13

With the sheer glut of recordings of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the market, it takes some special approach to make yet another recording of this chestnut seem interesting and palatable. Because Sigiswald Kuijken and his cohorts, La Petite Bande, understand this enormous problem, they have resorted to two innovative ideas: first, to perform the four concertos in a streamlined chamber version that requires only three violins, viola, cello, and harpsichord; and second, to introduce the antique violoncello da spalla (shoulder cello) in their performances, mostly for the novelty of its reedy tone and for its possible historical usage in these particular pieces. Included on this 2007 release from Accent are also the Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403, and the Trio Sonata in D minor, "La Follia," RV 63, which frame the program neatly and give the listener something extra to consider in choosing this CD over others. –Blair Sanderson
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 151 | Time: 01:14:03

The popular Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a fantastic and exuberantly played selection of Vivaldi. Named a ‘Choice' recording by Gramophone upon release, the OAE joyfully celebrate some of Vivaldi's finest instrumental writing. The soloists are drawn from within the distinguished ranks of the OAE including Anthony Robson (oboe), Andrew Clark (horn), Roger Montgomery (horn), David Watkin (cello), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Elizabeth Kenny (lute) and Catherine Mackintosh (viola). The concertos assembled on this disc afford the listener a glimpse of Vivaldi's originality, not only as a sensitive colourist and master of form, but also as a felicitous melodist whose harmonies and phraseology are charged with heady atmosphere. The dancing rhythms and distinctive characters of these concerti together with the variety of instrumental combinations and sparkling performances make this a fresh and constantly engaging listen.
I Solisti di Pavia & Enrico Dindo - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos RV 399, 400, 403, 406, 410, 419, 422 (2016) [TR24][OF]

I Solisti di Pavia & Enrico Dindo - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos RV 399, 400, 403, 406, 410, 419, 422
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 59:08 min | 1.07 GB | Front Cover
Label: Decca | Tracks: 21 | 2016

Continuing the wonderful live recordings devoted to Vivaldi's Concert performed by I Solisti di Pavia with Enrico Dindo in the dual role of soloist and conductor.
Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Vivaldi: Concerti e sinfonie per archi (2006)

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Vivaldi: Concerti e sinfonie per archi (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:36 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DG Archiv | Catalog: 000672802

Someone ought to get some t-shirts made that say "Vivaldi rocks!" At least that partly accounts for his popularity in the twenty first century; among the old masters, Antonio Vivaldi's sense of rhythmic dynamics and the gale-like force of many of his string concertos are close enough to the ever-enervating pulse of pop music that he has found an unlikely audience among younger listeners. Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra's disc Vivaldi: Concerti & Sinfonie per Archi delivers these very kinds of goods, and will prove pleasing to Vivaldi fanciers of the younger set.

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 14, 2016
Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Orchestral, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Scans 43.2 Mb | 5.91 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Channel Classics Records | Release Year: 2003

This is a welcome addition to my collection. These little gems sparkle and make me want to look at other Vivaldi pieces. It's time to go beyond the Four Seasons. These pieces show compositional variety, the playing is nuanced and exciting, and the SACD recording is superb.
David Willcocks, Philip Ledger, Soloists - Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)

Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Magnificat (1990)
Elizabeth Vaughan, soprano; Janet Baker, contralto; Ian Partridge, tenor; Christopher Keyte, bass
Cambridge King's College Choir; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, leader
conductors: Sir David Willcocks, Sir Philip Ledger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Decca | # 425 724-2 | Time: 00:55:41

When these recordings first came out, far in advance of the period instrument revolution, they were revelations. Though modern instruments were used, there was an effort to get performance practices right… And there was the incredibly powerful, absolutely heavenly sound of that chorus of men and boys, as well as the lifelike recordings that perfectly captured the vast space of the Chapel of King's College. Since that time there have been other performances that depict the letter of each work to a greater degree than these, but many listeners will argue that there are none that have better encapsulated the spirit of this music… These are star-studded "great singing" recordings in which the artists will be remembered as much as the music itself.
Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)
Xavier de Maistre, harp; L'arte del mondo; Werner Ehrhardt, concertmaster

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Genre: Classical, Baroque, Harp | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697937732 | Time: 01:01:51

Xavier de Maistre is generally fêted as the artist who has managed to liberate the harp from its reputation for wonderful but very soft sounds, and establish it as a solo instrument in the concert hall. On his album "Notte Veneziana", the internationally successful harp virtuoso plays well-known concertos by the Venetian composers Vivaldi, Marcello and Albinoni in new arrangements, combining them with original compositions for solo harp such as the sonata by Giovanni Pescetti, Godefroid’s stunning set of variations on the popular tune “Carnaval de Venise”, and “La Mandoline” by 19th-century composer Elias Parish Alvars.
The English Concert - Pachelbel / Vivaldi / Albinoni & Others (1985, Archiv Produktion # 415 518-2) [RE-UP]

Pachelbel / Handel / Vivaldi / Albinoni & Others
The English Concert - Trevor Pinnock
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 342 MB | Full Artwork: 100 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 415 518-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1985
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

The English Concert is a baroque orchestra playing on period instruments based in London. Founded in 1972 and directed from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock for 30 years, it is now directed by harpsichordist Harry Bicket. The orchestra has been led by Nadja Zwiener since September 2007. The English Concert was founded by Trevor Pinnock and others in November 1972. The date of foundation is often given as 1973, probably because they started with seven people and only later progressed onto the orchestral repertoire as their number increased. They were one of the first orchestras dedicated to performing baroque and early classical music on period instruments, their repertoire from then to now ranging approximately from Monteverdi to Mozart…
ITV Perspectives - Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi's Four Seasons (2015) [Repost]

ITV Perspectives - Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi's Four Seasons (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2100 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 782 MB
Audio: English AAC 127 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Antonio Vivaldi’s the Four Seasons is the most popular piece of classical music of all time. There have been over 1000 different recordings , selling tens of millions of copies. It’s become so ubiquitous – in lifts, as phone ring tones or on call-centre answering machines – that it has been denounced as Muzak for the middle classes.