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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8/1-4 & Other Concertos / Gli Incogniti, Amadine Beyer

Audio Samples

  1. Vivaldi — Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2, RV 578a: I. Adagio e spiccato $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Vivaldi — Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2, RV 578a: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Vivaldi — Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2, RV 578a: III. Larghetto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Vivaldi — Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2, RV 578a: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, RV 372: I. Allegro molto e spirituoso $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, RV 372: II. Largo ma non molto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B-Flat Major, RV 372: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": III. Danza pastorale $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": I. Allegro non molto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": II. Adagio - Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": II. Adagio molto $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": I. Allegro non molto $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B Minor, RV 390: Ia. Andante molto $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B Minor, RV 390: Ib. Allegro non molto $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B Minor, RV 390: II. Larghetto $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in B Minor, RV 390: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estro armonico" no 2), Op. 3/2, RV
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 372
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 390
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

14 distinct titles introduce this exciting new series uniting the finest Alpha and ZZT Baroque recordings. Discover - or rediscover - universally known works as well as world premiere recordings of rarities. Newly conducted artist interviews allow for fresh perspectives on their recordings. All releases, digipak in format with trilingual booklets, feature photographs by great (Magnum Cooperative) contemporary artists adorning the covers and a strong 'queen of colors' scheme, bringing to mind gods, kings, warriors, the devil, life, violence and death... Themes omnipresent in Baroque art!

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Every violinist, apparently, wants to record the Four Seasons. There is certainly room in the crowd for Amandine Beyer, whom I have come to regard as one of one of the most exciting soloists and ensemble leaders in the period instrument pack today. Her approach here is bracing but balanced. She is certainly quite alert to the sound effects Vivaldi wrote into his music: the barking dogs, the fierce storm, the boisterous hunt, the shivering cold, ice skating, and inviting fire.

Yet, these effects are vivid rather than overdone, and there is a lot of good-sense stability through the cycle. Adding better value than so many disc pairings for this set are three more violin concertos, two of which are proclaimed as recorded premieres. One has the curious scoring of two violins and cello with the ripieno, in four movements. Another, more conventional, is designated specifically per la Signora Chiara, presumably one of the young nuns who were his accomplished students at the Pieta foundling home where he served. The third, again in four movements, is notable for its seemingly affectionate slow movement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Christuskirche (German Protestant Church), Paris (Franc (01/14/2008-01/18/2008).



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estro armonico" no 2), Op. 3/2, RV
  • Performers: Amandine Beyer (Violin); Flavio Losoco (Violin); Berengere Maillard (Violin); Alba Roca (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Christuskirche (German Protestant Church), Paris (France) (01/14/2008-01/18/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 372
  • Performers: Amandine Beyer (Violin); Flavio Losoco (Violin); Alba Roca (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Christuskirche (German Protestant Church), Paris (France) (01/14/2008-01/18/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performers: Amandine Beyer (Violin); Flavio Losoco (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Christuskirche (German Protestant Church), Paris (France) (01/14/2008-01/18/2008)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 390
  • Performers: Amandine Beyer (Violin); Flavio Losoco (Violin); Alba Roca (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Gli Incogniti
  • Notes: Christuskirche (German Protestant Church), Paris (France) (01/14/2008-01/18/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742