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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, etc / Banchini, Scholl, Ensemble 415

Audio Samples

  1. Vivaldi — Concerto Ripieno in C Major, RV 114: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Vivaldi — Concerto Ripieno in C Major, RV 114: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Vivaldi — Concerto Ripieno in C Major, RV 114: III. Ciaccona $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Vivaldi — Cantate "Cessate, Omai Cessate", RV 684: I. Cessate, Omai Cessate $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Vivaldi — Cantate "Cessate, Omai Cessate", RV 684: III. A Voi Dunque Ricorro $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Vivaldi — Sonata à Quatro "Al Santo Sepolcro" in E Flat Major, RV 130: I. Largo Molto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Vivaldi — Sonata à Quatro "Al Santo Sepolcro" in E Flat Major, RV 130: II. Allegro Ma Poco Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Vivaldi — Introduzione al Miserere "Filiae Maestae Jerusalem" in C Minor, RV 638: I. "Filiae Maestae Jerusalem" $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Vivaldi — Introduzione al Miserere "Filiae Maestae Jerusalem" in C Minor, RV 638: II. "Sileant Zephyri" $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Vivaldi — Introduzione al Miserere "Filiae Maestae Jerusalem" in C Minor, RV 638: III. "Sed Tenebris Diffusis" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: I. Stabat Mater Dolorosa $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: II. Cujus Animam Gementem $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: III. O Quam Tristis $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: IV. Quis Est Homo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: V. Quis Non Posset $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: VI. Pro Peccatis Suae Gentis $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: VII. Eja Mater, Fons Amoris $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: VIII. Fac Ut Ardeat $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Vivaldi — Stabat Mater in F Minor, RV 621: IX. Amen $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Cessate omai cessate, RV 684
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sonata à 4 al Santo Sepolcro, for 2 violins, viola & continuo in E flat major, RV 130
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Filiae Mestae Jerusalem, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 638
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Amen
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Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Here's a very attractively prepared menu whose main course is the Stabatmater for countertenor and strings. Hors-d'oeuvres and side-dishes consist of a ripieno concerto (RV114), a chamber cantata for countertenor and strings (RV684), a string sonata in E flat (RV130) and an introductory motet to a lost Miserere (RV638). Taken together, the pieces demonstrate something of Vivaldi's diverse style as a composer.

The chamber cantata, if closely related to the two sacred vocal items on the disc in respect of tonal colour, differs from them in character. Conforming with the standard Italian cantata pattern at the time of two pairs of alternating recitative and da capo aria Vivaldi enlivens his pastoral idyll with two particularly affecting arias, the first with a palpitating pizzicato violin, the second a virtuoso vocal tour de force illustrating the plight of the forsaken lover. Andreas Scholl brings the whole thing off superbly with only a moment's faulty intonation at the close of the first aria. Unlike settings of the Stabat mater by Pergolesi and others, Vivaldi used only the first 10 of the 20 stanzas of the poem. His deeply expressive setting of the poem will be familiar to many readers, but few will have heard such an affecting performance as Scholl achieves here.

The lyrical prayer of human yearning for faith contained in the 'Fac ut ardeat' movement is tenderly sung and here, as throughout the programme, sympathetically supported by Ensemble 415 under Chiara Banchini's experienced direction.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114
  • Conductor: Chiara Banchini
  • Ensemble: Ensemble 415
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Cessate omai cessate, RV 684
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Chiara Banchini
  • Ensemble: Ensemble 415
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sonata à 4 al Santo Sepolcro, for 2 violins, viola & continuo in E flat major, RV 130
  • Conductor: Chiara Banchini
  • Ensemble: Ensemble 415
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1728

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Filiae Mestae Jerusalem, solo motet for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 638
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Chiara Banchini
  • Ensemble: Ensemble 415
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Amen
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Chiara Banchini
  • Ensemble: Ensemble 415
  • Running Time: 16 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1742