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Vivaldi / Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in C major, RV 111a
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 157
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in D minor, RV 127
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in B minor, RV 168
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 152
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in D major, RV 121
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in Si bemolle maggiore, RV 163 'Conca'
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C minor, RV 119
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 167
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia (Concerto), for strings & continuo in G major, RV 146
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Notes & Reviews:

"Andrea Marcon directs vivid, strongly etched performances that often reach fiery intensity. Things get off to a sizzling start with the precocious beginning of RV111a, and the opening Allegro of RV157 is a perfect illustration of Marcon's fondness for wonderfully incisive yet flowing continuo. But there are also notable moments of exquisite beauty, such as a gorgeously played Largo from RV127. The Adagio in RV121 is an evocative hushed moment graced with lovely theorbo playing. It is easy to notice the athleticism of the Venice Baroque Orchestra's vigorous playing of fast movements, yet it is equally significant that the group perform Vivaldi's slower music with tenderness." -Gramophone

BBC Music Magazine
... without a soloist, the spotlight is completely on the orchestra, which is lithe, colourful, virtuosic... the enjoyment emanating from the players is palpable, and why this brightly-recorded disc has waited three years to be issued is a complete mystery.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This collection draws from Vivaldi's 'Concerti per archi', concertos for strings and continuo without the flamboyant writing for solo instruments found in the majority of the Red Priest's orchestral works. Across 68 minutes Vivaldi seems to have a seemingly inexhaustible arsenal of tricks, but it's never merely superficial. All the music on offer here is unmistakably Vivaldian: although there is common ground in many of these 'concerti per archi', they contain a dazzling kaleidoscope of moods and textures.

Andrea Marcon directs vivid, strongly etched performances that often reach fiery intensity.

Things get off to a sizzling start with the precocious beginning of RV111a, and the opening Allegro of RV157 is a perfect illustration of Marcon's fondness for wonderfully incisive yet flowing continuo. But there are also notable moments of exquisite beauty, such as a gorgeously played Largo from RV127. The Adagio in RV121 is an evocative hushed moment graced with lovely theorbo playing. It is easy to notice the athleticism of the Venice Baroque Orchestra's vigorous playing of fast movements, yet it is equally significant that the group perform Vivaldi's slower music with tenderness.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in C major, RV 111a
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 157
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in D minor, RV 127
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia, for strings & continuo in B minor, RV 168
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C major, RV 114
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in G minor, RV 152
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in D major, RV 121
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in Si bemolle maggiore, RV 163 'Conca'
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in C minor, RV 119
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 167
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729-1730

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Sinfonia (Concerto), for strings & continuo in G major, RV 146
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1729-1730