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Vivaldi: Cantatas - All'ombra d'un bel faggio, RV.649; Lungi dal vago volto, RV.680; RV.650, 679, 681 / Deirdre Moynihan, soprano

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lungi dal vago, RV 680
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Allor che lo sguardo, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 650
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Che giova il sospirar, povero core, cantata for voice, strings & continuo, RV 679
>Vivaldi, Antonio : All' ombra d'un bel faggio, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 649
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Perche son molli, cantata for voice, 2 violins & continuo, RV 681

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lungi dal vago, RV 680
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Allor che lo sguardo, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 650
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Che giova il sospirar, povero core, cantata for voice, strings & continuo, RV 679
>Vivaldi, Antonio : All' ombra d'un bel faggio, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 649
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Perche son molli, cantata for voice, 2 violins & continuo, RV 681
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • A program of Vivaldi cantatas, among the lesser-known and heard works in his vast oeuvre.
  • Soprano Deirdre Moynihan performs internationally, specializes in Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music.
  • The Ensemble Nota Velata formed in 2012 to pursue early music repertoire and expand the audience for this music.
  • Booklet notes include Italian sung texts and English translations

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Here are five of them: All'ombra d'un bel faggio (R 649), Allor che lo sguardo (R 650), Che giova il sospirar (R 679), Lungi dal vago volto (R 680), and Perche son molli (R 681). There is a lot of fine music in these cantatas. Moynihan has a voice so high and bright that you really jump at her opening notes on the first track. She is an accurate singer. The five instrumentalists (two violins and viola plus cello and harpsichord) are quite able, and Naxos has favored us this time with full Italian texts with English translations.

MusicWeb International, 14th May 2014
I liked [Moynihan's] stylish ornamentation and I also noted with satisfaction her awareness that recitatives should be performed with quite some rhythmic freedom. The fact that she largely avoids an incessant and unstylish vibrato is also something to be happy about...the foundation of Ms Moynihan's singing is healthy, both technically - as far as I can judge - and stylistically.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2014
Moynihan and Ensemble Nota Velata give neat and orderly performances. Claire Duff's stylish solo violin-playing is an eloquent foil to the voice part in the first aria of Lungi dal vago volto...Vivaldians will welcome the opportunity to hear the pastoral rolling violins and drone bass notes in the first aria of Perche son molli.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Lungi dal vago, RV 680
  • Performer: Deirdre Moynihan
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nota Velata
  • Notes: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Allor che lo sguardo, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 650
  • Performer: Deirdre Moynihan
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nota Velata
  • Notes: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Che giova il sospirar, povero core, cantata for voice, strings & continuo, RV 679
  • Performer: Deirdre Moynihan
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nota Velata
  • Notes: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1750

>Vivaldi, Antonio : All' ombra d'un bel faggio, cantata for voice & continuo, RV 649
  • Performer: Deirdre Moynihan
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nota Velata
  • Notes: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Perché son molli, cantata for voice, 2 violins & continuo, RV 681
  • Performer: Deirdre Moynihan
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Nota Velata
  • Notes: Beechpark Studios, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, Ireland (2012-12-13_2012-12-15&2013-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 1742