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Antonio Vivaldi – 12 Concertos Op.9 “La Cetra”

Antonio Vivaldi – 12 Concertos Op.9 “La Cetra”

Recorded at St. John’s, Smith Square, London in 1975 ( Two Concerts for wind instruments) & 1977 (“La Cetra”)

About these works:
La Cetra may not be as well known or as frequently recorded as either Vivaldi’s Op. 8 (including the Four Seasons) or Op. 3, L’Estro Armonico, but it is well worth having in your collection. These twelve concertos offer a great deal of rewarding music: beautiful serenades, haunting largos, and even an occasional melody borrowed from the Seasons, fitted out with a striking new accompaniment. In La Cetra, Vivaldi frequently achieves a new level of expressiveness combined with virtuosity which helped pave the way for devilish exploits of Paganini.

The Artists:
Academy Of St. Martin-In-the-Fields
Iona Brown: violin & conductor (for “La cetra”)
Neville Marriner: conductor (for the other two concerts)

Track List:
cd1:
01. Concerto No.1 in C maj, RV 181A – I. Allegro (3:41)
02. II. Largo (2:50)
03. III. Allegro (2:44)
04. Concerto No.2 in A maj, RV 345 – I. Allegro (4:17)
05. II. Largo (2:29)
06. III. Allegro (3:16)
07. Concerto No.3 in G minor, RV 334 – I. Allegro non molto (3:37)
08. II. Largo (3:22)
09. III. Allegro non molto (3:17)
10. Concerto No.4 in E maj, RV 263A – I. Allegro non molto (4:45)
11. II. Largo (3:03)
12. III. Allegro non molto (3:45)
13. Concerto No.5 in A minor, RV 358 – I. Adagio – Presto (3:40)
14. II. Largo (1:54)
15. III. Allegro (3:21)
16. Concerto No.6 in A maj, RV 348 – I. Allegro (3:52)
17. II. Largo (2:53)
18. III. Allegro non molto (5:17)
19. Concerto No.7 in B flat maj, RV 359 – I. Allegro (3:14)
20. II. Largo (2:21)
21. Concerto No.7 in B flat maj, RV 359 – Allegro (3:28)

cd2:
01. Vivaldi: Concerto No.8 in D minor, RV 238 – I. Allegro (3:53)
02. II. Largo (2:31)
03. III. Allegro (3:21)
04. Vivaldi: Concerto No.9 in B flat maj, RV 530 – I. Allegro (3:37)
05. II. Largo e spiccato (3:29)
06. III. Allegro (3:08)
07. Vivaldi: Concerto No.10 in G maj, RV263A – I. Allegro molto (3:53)
08. II. Largo cantabile (3:00)
09. III. Allegro (3:10)
10. Vivaldi: Concerto No.11 in C maj, RV 198A – I. Allegro (4:25)
11. II. Adagio (2:42)
12. III. Allegro (3:35)
13. Vivaldi: Concerto No.12 in B minor, RV 391- I. Allegro non molto (5:28)
14. II. Largo (2:51)
15. III. Allegro (4:33)
16. Concerto for 2 oboes in D minor, RV 535 (9:02)
17. Vivaldi: Concerto for piccolo in C maj, RV 443 (10:58)

Stereo, DDD, mp3 (320 kbps), 333.43 Mb, 144:42 minutes. Full info & covers.

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