Vivaldi: A Tale Of Two Seasons

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2287
Format: CD

Adrian Chandler,violin, director; La Serenissima, Sally Bruce-Payne, mezzo-soprano

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
I: 1717
Sinfonia to L'Incoronazione di Dario, RV 700
Arias from Arsilda and L'Incoronazione di Dario
Concerto Il Grosso Mogul, RV 208
II: 1733
Concerto for violin in B flat, RV 367
Arias from Motezuma
Concerto for violin in C, RV 191

Vivaldi specialists Adrian Chandler's and La Serenissima's hallmark qualities of erudition combined with crowd-pleasing performances have made them one of the best-selling and acclaimed period-instrument bands performing today. Recently their Gramophone Award-winning album Vivaldi: The French Connection (AV 2178) topped a Forbes list of How to Build a Top Quality Classical Music Library. Their last release, Venice by Night (AV 2257) made the Top Ten of the UK Specialist Classical Chart. Their 11th release for Avie, Vivaldi: A Tale of Two Seasons once again presents the Red Priest in an engaging and fascinating light. Focusing on two Venetian operatic seasons of 1717 and 1733, the enlightening program juxtaposes the work of an eager young man with that of an older, more cunning composer who had adapted his music to that of the fashionable Neapolitan style.

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