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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, violin, cello, harpsichord, strings & continuo in F major ("Il Prote
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 566
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Double Horn Concerto, for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, RV 539
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in G minor, RV 107
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
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Notes & Reviews:

The popular Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a fantastic and exuberantly played selection of Vivaldi. Originally released in 2000, ‘Vivaldi: Concerti’ has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue. Named a ‘Choice’ recording by Gramophone and awarded 10/10 by ClassicsToday.com 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. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is a resident orchestra of the Southbank Centre, London and associate orchestra at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. The leadership is rotated between four musicians, Alison Bury, Matthew Truscott, Kati Debretzeni and Margaret Faultless; Alison and Margaret share leader duties on ‘Vivaldi: Concerti’. The OAE took its name from the historical period in the late 18th century where the core of its repertoire is based. The OAE has worked with some of the world’s greatest conductors across a wide range of music including Ivan Fischer, Mark Elder, Robin Ticciati, Charles Mackerras Simon Rattle and Marin Alsop. The ensemble is a popular visitor overseas with concerts in New York, Amsterdam, Eisenstadt, Paris, Rotterdam, Budapest, Pamplona, Helsinki, Brussels, Rheingau and La Palma.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, violin, cello, harpsichord, strings & continuo in F major ("Il Prote
  • Performers: Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute); James Eastaway (Oboe); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Neil McLaren (Flute); Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Anthony Robson (Oboe); David Watkin (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454
  • Performer: Anthony Robson (Oboe)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 566
  • Performers: Alison Bury (Violin); James Eastaway (Oboe); Margaret Faultless (Violin); Catherine Latham (Recorder); Emma Murphy (Recorder); Anthony Robson (Oboe); Andrew Watts (Bassoon)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Double Horn Concerto, for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, RV 539
  • Performers: Andrew Clark (Horn); Roger Montgomery (Horn)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413
  • Performer: David Watkin (Cello)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in G minor, RV 107
  • Performers: Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute); Alison Bury (Violin); Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo); Anthony Robson (Oboe); John Toll (Harpsichord); Andrew Watts (Bassoon)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
  • Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
  • Performers: Elizabeth Kenny (Lute); Catherine Mackintosh (Viola d'amore)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (1999-07-06_1999-07-08&1999-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740