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Vivaldi: Gloria; Magnificat / Andrea Ihle, soprano; Elisabeth Wilke, soprano; Annett Markert, contralto; Virtuosi Saxoniae, Guttler

Audio Samples

  1. Vivaldi — Ostro picta, armata spina, RV 642: I. Aria. Ostro picta, armata spina $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Vivaldi — Ostro picta, armata spina, RV 642: II. Recitative. Sic transit vana et brevis gloria mundi $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Vivaldi — Ostro picta, armata spina, RV 642: III. Aria. Linguis favete $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis deo. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: II. Et in terra pax. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: III. Laudamus te. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: IV. Gratias agimus tibi. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: V. Propter magnam gloriam tuam. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: VI. Domine deus, rex coelestis. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: VII. Domine fili unigenite. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: VIII. Domine deus, agnus dei. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: IX. Qui tollis peccata mundi. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: X. Qui sedes ad dexteram patris. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: XI. Quoniam tu solus sanctus. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Vivaldi — Gloria in D Major, RV 589: XII. Cum sancto siritu. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: I. Magnificat. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: II. Et exultavit. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: III. Quia respexit. Andante molto $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: IV. Quia fecit. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: V. Et misericordia. Andante molto $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: VI. Fecit potentiam. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: VII. Deposuit potentes. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: VIII. Esurientes. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: IX. Suscepit Israel. Largo $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: X. Sicut locutus est. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Vivaldi — Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: XI. Gloria. Largo – Andante – Allegro $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Ostro picta in D major, RV 642
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Magnificat, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus, strings & continuo in G minor (Venice Version), RV 611
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In 1701 Antonio Vivaldi was appointed violin teacher at the Ospedale della Pietà – an orphanage that specialised in musical training for young girls. The choir master, Francesco Gasparini, retired in 1713 and his successor was not deemed to have been successful enough as a composer; Vivaldi was selected to provide all compositions required for the chapel. It was during this time that Vivaldi composed the works recorded on this disc. In addition to these pieces, it has since been discovered that there was a contractual requirement for the choir master to compose two new settings of the Mass and Vespers for Easter and the Feast of Visitation. If we take it that Vivaldi kept to these conditions throughout the time he was engaged to compose for the Pietà, we can assume that the composer wrote much more sacred music than has come down to us; the magnificent works on this recording provide just a snapshot of Vivaldi’s brilliance in this genre. The Gloria in D is Vivaldi’s most popular choral work and one of his most extensive settings of a liturgical text. The bright opening ‘Gloria’ is well known among choral singers and instrumentalists alike, with much of the vocal writing exploring the very limits of the tonality that was common at the time. The work ends with a resplendent fugue: ‘Cum Sancto Spiritu’. The Magnificat in G minor is another of Vivaldi’s masterpieces. It originally appeared in several different versions; the one performed here is final version – arranged for a performance at the Pietà in 1739 – which contained five newly-composed concertante solo movements with string accompaniment, intended for the very best young musicians in the school. Both the Gloria and the Magnificat would have been performed by girls and women, who are said, somewhat surprisingly, also to have covered the lower vocal parts. Recorded in 1989 and with soloists such as Andrea Ihle and Elisabeth Wilke and string accompaniment from specialist early music ensemble Virtuosi Saxoniae, this disc is a must-have for fans of Vivaldi’s sacred music. Other information: * Contains liner notes on the works. * Contains Latin sung texts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany (1989).



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Ostro picta in D major, RV 642
  • Performer: Andrea Ihle (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
  • Performers: Andrea Ihle (Soprano); Elisabeth Wilke (Alto)
  • Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Running Time: 23 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Magnificat, for 2 vocal soloists, chorus, strings & continuo in G minor (Venice Version), RV 611
  • Performer: Andrea Ihle (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
  • Running Time: 16 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739