Vivaldi Night

Janine Jansen - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Janine Jansen - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:32 | Basic Scans | 2,22 GB
or BDRip (Blu-Ray Reissue '2014) | FLAC 2.0 Stereo, Tracks 24bit/96kHz | 39:01 | 807 MB
Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Complete Cello Concertos (2005) (Repost)

Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Complete Cello Concertos (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:08:45 | 1,19 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 67886

Vivaldi is greatly over-rated - a dull fellow who would compose the same form over many times. Such is the opinion of one of the great composers on the music of another great composer. Given the evidence of the present newly re-released complete Vivaldi cello concertos incredulity can be the only response to this assessment. But then Stravinsky was a man who voiced strong, often acerbic and sometimes outrageous opinions on virtually anything suggested to him. He had probably heard few, if any, of these cello concertos and irrespective would it have made any difference?
Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Italiani - 6 Violin Concerti Op.12 (1994, reissue 2007, Denon "Crest 1000" # COCO-70897) [RE-UP]

Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Italiani - 6 Violin Concerti Op.12
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 435 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Denon "Crest 1000" # COCO-70897 | Country/Year: Japan 2007, 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Chamber Music

…I Solisti Italiani continues, both spiritually and sonically, where the original Virtuosi di Roma left off, with creamy, expert, middle-of-the-road performances of Baroque and Classical period music, and occasional 20th-century pieces as well. The ensemble is small - only 12 players, without conductor - but the sound is full and caloric, the playing dapper and disciplined.
Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set) {Brilliant Classics}

Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | covers | 11105 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 5438 mb
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics / 92389

This 40 CD box set complete works of Antonio Vivaldi is one in a series of ten entitled `The Masterworks' issued on the Brilliant Classics label.
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 | Rls.date: 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.
Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Classical Crossover | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 545494-2 | Time: 00:42:24

This is not such a bizarre cross-over as one might imagine for in the 18th century the great Irish musician Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist, met the Italian musician Geminiani in Dublin, and through him encountered the music of, yes, guess who, Antonio Vivaldi. So here we have a case of substituting Irish instruments for baroque ones, using baroque instruments to accompany Irish themes, by creating dialogues between Celtic and baroque instruments, or by letting all the musicians improvise. One moment we appear to be listening to a ‘straight’ baroque concerto, then all of a sudden the conventional string continuo/ripieno of the baroque ensemble (Le Orfanelle della Pieta) gives way to celtic musicians playing a jig or reel on anything from a Irish bouzouki to a fiddle. The baroque group consists of three each of first and second violins, one viola, two cellos, a bass and harpsichord while the Irish musicians play Irish fiddle, an Irish flute (like a baroque flute), tin and low whistles, Uileann pipes, Irish bouzouki, mandolins, bodhran, bones, and the Celtic harp (played here with metal strings to resemble its harpsichord counterpart in the other group).
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.