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Viva Vivaldi!
« on: June 03, 2007, 12:00:25 AM »
High time that the Vivaldi recommendations thread on old GMG got resurrected!  :)

I will gradually repost some of my own contributions.

Please post your recommendations of recordings of Vivaldi or requests!

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 12:19:40 AM »
Some recommendations on basic Vivaldi repertoire.

Ideal starters' kit: cheap and beautiful (3 CD).




My primary recommendation for the big concertos cycles is with Fabio Biondi.
Note that "Il Cimento" includes the "Four Seasons", buy the whole cycle instead! :)

(Both 2CD sets and cheap as chips...)

 

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 01:58:02 AM »
Complete concerti da camera recorded by Giardino armonico for Teldec. 
Outrageous but fun, fun, fun!  ;D

An old but good HIP recording of Op. 10 has Frans Bruggen et al.   I mention this because it uses the "chamber concerto" versions wherever available.   So we end up having a recorder and a bassoon in "la Notte" - and that's
super by me.  ;D  On the same disc, Marcello and Piatti oboe cti as performed by good old Bruce Haynes are also very memorable.
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 02:13:50 AM »
This one without a doubt



Beautiful music, exquisitely sung.
\"A beautiful voice is not enough.\" Maria Callas

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 03:37:54 AM »
Some recommendations on basic Vivaldi repertoire.

Ideal starters' kit: cheap and beautiful (3 CD).





That's a real bargain, i recommend it too. Very cheap and amazing performance and sound quality.
Also i would recommend Harnoncourt's Gloria.





Has anyone heard the Concertos for the Emperor and for the Prince of Poland (by Manze)?

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 04:15:54 AM »
High time that the Vivaldi recommendations thread on old GMG got resurrected!  :)

I will gradually repost some of my own contributions.

Please post your recommendations of recordings of Vivaldi or requests!

Q

Great idea. I only actually own three Vivaldi CD's :-\ and would like to improve upon that. The Brilliant box certainly looks a good place to start...
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 05:59:08 AM »
Thanks for getting this rolling Que.

There will never be another era like the Golden Age of Hollywood.  We didn't know how to blow up buildings then so we had no choice but to tell great stories with great characters.-Ben Mankiewicz

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007, 06:07:36 AM »
Great idea. I only actually own three Vivaldi CD's :-\ and would like to improve upon that. The Brilliant box certainly looks a good place to start...
 :)

Indeed! With Carmignola or Biondi, you get exciting, vibrant Baroque. Until them, I had little interest in Baroque music. 

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 06:23:15 AM »
Here are some choral pieces that were recommended to me on another thread:

Some suggestions:

Gloria, by Stephen Preston (a beautiful Choir) (DECCA)

Stabat Mater, with Sara Mingardo and the Concerto Italiano (Musica Sacra vol. I) (OPUS 111).

Nisi Dominus, Motets, by Teresa Berganza and Ros-Marbá (ENSAYO)

Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, by Robert King, vol. I of his sacred music (HYPERION)

Juditha Triumphans, conducted by Negri, not very exciting, but with remarkable soloists: Ameling, Hamari, Finnila.


Bill, some favourites. :)

 

 

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I would also add this:

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007, 06:41:02 AM »
This 4 cd set that DavidW sent my way has been a very nice introduction to some of his violin concertos for me, though one may want to supplement the 4 Seasons with another recording:



Right now Amazon has it new for under $11 and you can sample as well.....I have disc 3 spinning as I type. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Vivaldi-Four-Seasons-Cetra-Op/dp/B000090WC7/ref=sr_1_2/102-7134284-2880939?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180881475&sr=8-2
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2007, 01:51:19 PM »

Yes, yes, YES! An absolute MUST! Makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end every time I hear Mullova strike those gut strings.

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2007, 02:16:43 PM »
I'll no doubt be shot down in flames, but I rather enjoy this recording of the Four Seasons

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2007, 02:19:39 PM »
I'll no doubt be shot down in flames, but I rather enjoy this recording of the Four Seasons



That's her second shot at it, no? I think I prefer her 1984 performance, based on the parts I've heard of that recording.

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2007, 02:22:01 PM »
That's her second shot at it, no? I think I prefer her 1984 performance, based on the parts I've heard of that recording.

Yes it is. I prefer it to the first, as this one makes more than a nod towards HIP.
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2007, 02:24:40 PM »
That's her second shot at it, no? I think I prefer her 1984 performance, based on the parts I've heard of that recording.

Funny thing about this recording is that when you open the Basic Collection (Essential Classical Music) on the GMG, the above Mutter is the first recording you see.  :D

http://www.good-music-guide.com/essential/index.htm
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2007, 02:33:46 PM »
And as far as Four Seasons, here is an entire thread from the old GMG that Gurn started.....and all 16 pages are worth the read:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,3958.0.html
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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2007, 02:39:02 PM »
I'll no doubt be shot down in flames, but I rather enjoy this recording of the Four Seasons



I wont shoot this one down.  It shouldn't be the only recoding one has of Four Seasons as this is a more liberal interpretation, but it is well recorded and fun, so I like it.

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2007, 02:40:49 PM »
And as far as Four Seasons, here is an entire thread from the old GMG that Gurn started.....and all 16 pages are worth the read:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,3958.0.html

And here's another seven pages on the Four Seasons which I started under my old screen name: Your Favourite 'Four Seasons'?

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Re: Viva Vivaldi!
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2007, 02:43:44 PM »
Here's a version of the Seasons that is very well performed and very different sounding.  Jansen uses only one person on a part for every part and the effect is very intimate.

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