Antonio Vivaldi – 12 Concertos Op.3 L’Estro Armonico

Antonio Vivaldi – 12 Concertos Op.3 L’Estro Armonico

Recorded in Konstanz between May & June, 1992

About these works:
L’Estro Armonico, Op.  3, (“Harmonic Inspiration” in Italian) is a collection of twelve concertos for 1, 2 and 4 violins written by Antonio Vivaldi in 1711. It largely augmented the reputation of Vivaldi as Il Prete Rosso; (The Red Priest). Vivaldi scholar Michael Talbot went so far as to say the works are “perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to appear during the whole of the eighteenth century”. The collection was mostly put together in a chronological order. These concerti are often called concerti grossi due to their use of a concertino-style ensemble (solo cello is often used). Johann Sebastian Bach later transcribed six concertos from this set. Concertos Nos. 3, 9 and 12 were arranged for solo keyboard and are cataloged as BWV 978, 972 and 976. Also, Concertos Nos. 8 and 11 became Bach’s Concerti for solo organ, BWV’s 593 and 596. Lastly, the four-violin concerto No. 10 was reworked into the concerto for four harpsichords and strings, BWV 1065.

The Artists:
St. Petersburg Soloists
Michail Gantvarg: conductor

Track List:
cd1:
01. Concerto No.01 in D major RV549 I Allegro (3:06)
02. Concerto No.01 in D major RV549 II Largo e spiccato (2:40)
03. Concerto No.01 in D major RV549 III Allegro (2:59)
04. Concerto No.02 in G minor RV578 I Adagio e spiccato (1:24)
05. Concerto No.02 in G minor RV578 II Allegro (2:09)
06. Concerto No.02 in G minor RV578 III Larghetto (3:34)
07. Concerto No.02 in G minor RV578 IV Allegro (2:43)
08. Concerto No.03 in G major RV310 I Allegro (2:09)
09. Concerto No.03 in G major RV310 II Largo (2:03)
10. Concerto No.03 in G major RV310 III Allegro (2:46)
11. Concerto No.04 in E minor RV550 I Andante (1:33)
12. Concerto No.04 in E minor RV550 II Allegro assai (2:30)
13. Concerto No.04 in E minor RV550 III Adagio (0:24)
14. Concerto No.04 in E minor RV550 IV Allegro (2:57)
15. Concerto No.05 in A major RV519 I Allegro (3:00)
16. Concerto No.05 in A major RV519 II Largo (1:43)
17. Concerto No.05 in A major RV519 III Allegro (3:02)
18. Concerto No.06 in A minor RV356 I Allegro (3:25)
19. Concerto No.06 in A minor RV356 II Largo (2:13)
20. Concerto No.06 in A minor RV356 III Presto (2:42)

cd2:
01. Concerto No.07 in F major RV567 I Andante (2:14)
02. Concerto No.07 in F major RV567 II Adagio (0:59)
03. Concerto No.07 in F major RV567 III Allegro (2:43)
04. Concerto No.07 in F major RV567 IV Adagio (0:37)
05. Concerto No.07 in F major RV567 V Allegro (1:56)
06. Concerto No.08 in A minor RV522 I Allegro (3:35)
07. Concerto No.08 in A minor RV522 II Larghetto e spirituoso (3:57)
08. Concerto No.08 in A minor RV522 III Allegro (3:54)
09. Concerto No.09 in D major RV230 I Allegro (1:43)
10. Concerto No.09 in D major RV230 II Larghetto (3:52)
11. LConcerto No.09 in D major RV230 III Allegro (2:24)
12. Concerto No.10 in B minor RV580 I Allegro (3:40)
13. Concerto No.10 in B minor RV580 II Largo-Larghetto-Adagio-Largo (1:45)
14. Concerto No.10 in B minor RV580 III Allegro (3:20)
15. Concerto No.11 in D minor RV565 I Allegro-Adagio spiccato e tutti-Allegro (3:47)
16. Concerto No.11 in D minor RV565 ILargo e spiccato (2:50)
17. Concerto No.11 in D minor RV565 IAllegro (2:34)
18. Concerto No.12 in E major RV265 I Allegro (2:59)
19. Concerto No.12 in E major RV265 II Largo (2:36)
20. Concerto No.12 in E major RV265 III Allegro (2:49)

Stereo, DDD, mp3 (320 kbps), 235.09 Mb, 103:16 minutes. Info & covers included.

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