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Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« on: May 13, 2007, 07:08:05 PM »
Using Arkive Music as a categorical guide, what do you have and enjoy within this given framework of cantatas, motets, and other sacred works?  I have Muti's Magnificat and Gloria, enjoy it much and would like to continue exploring more choral works from Vivaldi.
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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 03:08:30 AM »
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.

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 10:37:25 AM »
Bill, some favourites. :)

 

 

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 10:44:48 AM »
Gee, why do you like those, Mr. Q?  ;D

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 07:07:39 PM »
Thanks for the bump here, toucan.  I will look into this set.
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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 07:29:32 PM »
If I had to choose just one recording, I would choose this 2-CD set of the Vivaldi Edition:


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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 08:41:54 PM »
If I had to choose just one recording, I would choose this 2-CD set of the Vivaldi Edition:


Definitely.

As well as this:

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 06:36:03 AM »
If I had to choose just one recording, I would choose this 2-CD set of the Vivaldi Edition:



Me too.  :)

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 11:11:34 AM »
Me too.  :)

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Antoine's choice was the first recording I thought of.
As a supplement,  try the King's College Choir recording of the Gloria/Dixit Dominus/Magnificat on EMI.

I was not happy with the Muti recording of the Gloria/Magnificat. At least as currently remastered on GROC, it sounds as if the mikes were covered with pillows--everything is uniformly muffled.

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 12:57:25 AM »

http://losslessclassics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/vivaldi_nisi_dominus_stabat_mater.jpg


Jaroussky and Lemieux with two Vivaldi works, a short disc, but one that enjoyed enough not to mind. First up is the Nisi Dominus, usually recorded by a female, here it is the countertenor and it is his singing of the slow movements that really caught my attention here. The singing is inwards and hushed. Some of the faster areas of the piece sound a bit too fast to me.

The other piece is the Stabat Mater which both singers have previously recorded. I have not heard Lemieux on her earlier version. This one is very fine, the conductor allow time for the music to breathe and the singer to express. She has quite a rich voice, the music does not sound starved and she expresses the words well.

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2018, 01:26:18 AM »
Of course I am a fervent supporter of HIP et al, but this 1967 performance of Stabat Mater RV 621 still moves me, mainly because of the heartfelt singing by Aafje Heynis. (And probably also because of warm childhood memories.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3a9QXnRHK4
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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 06:25:24 PM »
Laudate Pueri (rv 601) Quite operatic solo soprano piece with some really beautiful moments.
In Furore
Lauda Jerusalem (for two choruses and soloists)

Robert King's versions for me. (Strangely, for works that have dozens of recordings, his never make an impression on me, but for works with only a handful of renditions, I always seem to find his the best.)

Some of this sacred works have extremely short movements which, unless they run directly into the next movement, has a negative effect on my enjoyment. But that's me.

Will provide a more complete list when I'm home.

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 05:02:56 AM »
Laudate Pueri (rv 601) Quite operatic solo soprano piece with some really beautiful moments.
In Furore
Lauda Jerusalem (for two choruses and soloists)

Robert King's versions for me. (Strangely, for works that have dozens of recordings, his never make an impression on me, but for works with only a handful of renditions, I always seem to find his the best.)

I have Robert King's boxset on Hyperion. It contains some amazing recordings. For In furore iustissimae irae, however, I definitely prefer the recording by Julia Lezhenva and Il Gardino Armonico on Decca:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MeXS8S3ftwU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MeXS8S3ftwU</a>

The coloratura is out of this world, and there's just so much fire in the ensemble! Unbeatable. Makes King and his soprano seem tame in comparison.
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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2018, 08:02:16 AM »
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Thanks for the recommendation!  :)

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Re: Vivaldi: cantatas, motets, and other sacred works
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 02:59:58 AM »
Geen dank, Que! ;) I saw this young lady at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam last year and was thoroughly impressed.

 

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