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Vivaldi: Concerti con Titoli - La Tempesta di Mare

Antonio Vivaldi , Fabio Biondi , Europa Galante Audio CD
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listen  1. Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra RV234, 'L'Inquietudine': I. Allegro moltoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra RV234, 'L'Inquietudine': II. LargoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Concerto in D major for violin and orchestra RV234, 'L'Inquietudine': III. AllegroEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Concerto in B flat major for violin, oboe, salmoe & 3 viole all'inglese ed orchestra RV579, 'Funebre': I. LargoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Concerto in B flat major for violin, oboe, salmoe & 3 viole all'inglese ed orchestra RV579, 'Funebre': II. Allegro poco pocoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Concerto in B flat major for violin, oboe, salmoe & 3 viole all'inglese ed orchestra RV579, 'Funebre': III. AdagioEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Concerto in B flat major for violin, oboe, salmoe & 3 viole all'inglese ed orchestra RV579, 'Funebre': IV. AllegroEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Concerto in F major per flauto diritto, oboe & fagotto, violino ed orchestra RV570, 'La tempesta di mare': I. AllegroEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Concerto in F major per flauto diritto, oboe & fagotto, violino ed orchestra RV570, 'La tempesta di mare': II. LargoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Concerto in F major per flauto diritto, oboe & fagotto, violino ed orchestra RV570, 'La tempesta di mare': III. PrestoEuropa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': LargoLorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': Presto (fantasmi)Lorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi0:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': LargoLorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': PrestoLorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': Largo (Il sonno)Lorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': AllegroLorenzo Cavasanti/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Concerto in A major for violin e altro violino per eco in lontano RV552: I. AllegroFabio Biondi/Lorenzo Colitto/Europa Galante 6:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Concerto in A major for violin e altro violino per eco in lontano RV552: II. LarghettoFabio Biondi/Lorenzo Colitto/Europa Galante 5:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Concerto in A major for violin e altro violino per eco in lontano RV552: III. AllegroFabio Biondi/Lorenzo Colitto/Europa Galante 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Concerto in E major per violino ed orchestra RV270, 'Il Riposo - per il Natale' (con tutti gli strumenti sordini): I. AllegroFabio Biondi/Europa Galante 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Concerto in E major per violino ed orchestra RV270, 'Il Riposo - per il Natale' (con tutti gli strumenti sordini): II. AdagioFabio Biondi/Europa Galante0:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Concerto in E major per violino ed orchestra RV270, 'Il Riposo - per il Natale' (con tutti gli strumenti sordini): II. AllegroFabio Biondi/Europa Galante 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Concerto in G minor per 2 violincelli ed orchestra RV531: I. AllegroMaurizio Naddeo/Antonio Fantinuoli/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Concerto in G minor per 2 violincelli ed orchestra RV531: II. LargoMaurizio Naddeo/Antonio Fantinuoli/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Concerto in G minor per 2 violincelli ed orchestra RV531: III. AllegroMaurizio Naddeo/Antonio Fantinuoli/Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Europa Galante
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Audio CD (June 27, 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Veritas
  • ASIN: B00004SRG3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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You say your favorite Vivaldi passage is the Four Seasons summer storm? Well, here's a disc for you. Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante (known to many for their bestselling Seasons disc) focus on concerti con titoli, the titled concertos the Red Priest wrote that are full of inventive drama and expression. Writing for his student orchestra, the composer employed plenty of creativity in his instrumentation, and, as evidenced on a few tracks here, he wasn't beyond recycling motifs from his older works. But just give this exciting disc a listen. The Concerto funebre (RV 579) is sweet, yet somber; the six-movement La notte (RV 439) is weird and ominous; and the stormy seas of La tempesta di mare really come alive in Europa Galante's hands. Biondi and his ensemble never try to steal the show from these works; they let the music speak for itself. Some period-instrument groups sound a little ragged, but this one gets it just right and delivers a knockout, taut performance. A great disc for Baroque lovers. --Jason Verlinde

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant Vivaldi June 11, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Vivaldi is played with excitement by Europa Galante, a string and woodwind orchestra 13 strong here. Some collections of Vivaldi concertos can sound a bit monotonous, but not this carefully selected group of emotively titled short pieces. Instrumentation is varied, the playing is enthusiastic and energetic as needed, and the strings really bite in the staccato "Sea Tempest," the waves slapping hard on the boat. The 6-movement "Night" is remarkably eerie and ghostly, particularly if you can cleanse your ears of all the chromatic pieces written since and try to listen with 18th century expectations. RV 234 is full of unsettling "Apprehension" no matter what later music you have heard, displaying a harried and rapidly modulated sense of harmonic uncertainty. The brief notes with the CD are a slightly strange mixture of English and untranslated Italiano. Fresh and well worth listening closely.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lively vivaldi November 8, 2005
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I'm not a baroque expert as some of the other reviewers seem to be. I do listen to a lot of music and have heard much Vivaldi -- most frequently the Four Seasons warhorse from Opus 8. This Vivaldi is quite enjoyable, very bright and very well played, energetic and well-recorded. My personal favorite was the last work for two cellos. The slow movement is absolutely beautiful. RV 270 is also quite excellent. This is a worthwhile purchase. Sometimes when period groups play his music Vivaldi sounds mummified but not here. Recommended.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biondi rulez... January 10, 2002
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I know I have been very negative in my other reviews of Biondi-cds. Actually, I almost take it back!
He is NOT an opera-conductor, period. But he IS a brilliant violinist! His playing in the Vivaldi concertos is just outstanding. The orchestra is also amazing. I really recommends this set of concertos to anyone not familiar with the Biondi legacy!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT RECORDING March 27, 2006
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It has been said that Vivaldi's Violin Concerti can give one the impression that he wrote the same concerto about a 1000 times. Perhaps the reason for the aforesaid impression is that there are many recordings and/or performances that exhibit little imagination in the programming of the concertos or in the playing of same. In other words, they border on being rather boring with a feeling of repeativeness. This recording is the exception. Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante in this recording perform these concertos in a "hot" and most exciting manner that made me feel that I was hearing them for the very first time. I know that the programming of the disc also had a lot to do with me not getting bored while listening to this recording. Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante are an "original" instrumental group without even a hint of the astringency usually associated with "original" instruments. Their playing is rather sweet in the slow movements as it is certainly very vigorous in the fast movements with no "mouth puckering" bite! I really loved the concerto for two cellos; it is very richly textured and sonorous; plus Europa Galante plays it splendidly.

Believe me, I found this Vivaldi recording, for once, to be very exciting and a most enjoyable listening experience!

If you want to hear a "hot" recording of some Vivaldi at his best, buy this disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This disc, very well recorded in 1999, stands out as an example of period performance excellence even among other fine discs made by Fabio Biondi and the Europa Galante. All the players concerned are experts in this field and deliver performances of tremendous verve and commitment coupled with absolute technical security.

Fabio Biondi, along with many other similar groups, sees Vivaldi as a dramatic writer much influenced by Vivaldi's experiences as a writer of operas and stage productions. This dramatic element is seen as fundamental to the way these concertos are performed and these particular concertos respond very well to this approach.

The linking feature that draws this collection together is that they all have pictorial titles so, given the tendency to emphasise the dramatic nature of Vivaldi's music, these concertos fit that concept very well indeed. From the listener's point of view, the variety of concertos presented here makes for an interesting and rewarding concert programme. All the soloists are of the highest calibre and explore every device that Vivaldi uses to make the most of the compositions,keeping within reasonable bounds of musicianship and never straying into excess.

I would suggest that this would make an excellent 'only' disc for those interested in such a limited sample of Vivaldi's concertos. For other potential purchasers this disc deserves the strongest consideration as an exhilarating additional disc to add to already established collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivaldi lovers will want this December 26, 2012
By bradb
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If you like Vivaldi and don't have this, you should get it to complete your collection. A great group of concertoes in the unmistakeable Vivaldi style but a little different from the standard fare that we've all heard many times. Good recording, good performance, well worth the price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... recently discovered Europa Galante's work and have been over...
I have recently discovered Europa Galante's work and have been over amazed with their performances.The 4 seasons was a brilliant shocker. great. Then the Boccherini! Read more
Published 1 month ago by joe farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Best buy, great product, I recommend it 100%.
I keep buying more. Good buy and good experience.
I will enjoy what I bought
Published 2 months ago by JOSE ANTONIO ROHAMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars better than great is Europa Galante, and better than Europa Galante...
Great Vivaldi program, recorded in 1999. "Concertos with titles" says the title, although the last one, RV 531 for two cellos, doesn't boast one, apparently. No matter. Read more
Published on September 18, 2011 by Discophage
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you really like waiting ? Aimez-vous attendre"l'eco" ?
I know Biondi and Europa Galante since they were playing on the label Opus 111. I am a great fan of Europa galante. But...I was quite disappointed when I heard this CD. Read more
Published on February 21, 2003 by François Beaudoin
5.0 out of 5 stars Biondi does do it again with Vivaldi- Highly recommended!
I am a relative novice at classical music and wanted a recording of Biondi playing and conducting Vivaldi other than The Four Seasons which I already had, and which I higly... Read more
Published on December 10, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars The Famous Vivaldi
Very cheerful, makes you happy to listen to it. One of the best concertos!
Published on August 19, 2000
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