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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naive
  • ASIN: B000RG16VO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,829 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Judkins on October 17, 2008
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Di Sfida, roughly translated, means `the challenge' and the theme of this album is to point out the merits of virtuosity in Vivaldi violin concerti. Vivaldi is one of the most prolific composers of violin music, with his output of violin concerti at around 250. He wrote for a wide variety of players and levels, being a teacher, but his works tend to have a very high standard of playing overall. The concerti of this volume were most likely written for Vivaldi himself or other virtuosos of the time. Vivaldi began composing virtuoso works for the violin early in his career. His first peak, from this perspective, was in the area of 1712-1717. During this time he wrote out cadenzas that astounded his contemporaries. This album includes later works of high virtuosity, a period in which Vivaldi shied away from the cadenza, yet more smoothly incorporated extreme virtuosity into his artistic vision. The works here, possibly, the B flat major RV 368 aside, use virtuosity as a tool of expression, not as means to shock for its own sake. They are elaborate, highly original, and artistically ahead of their time. Anton Steck is fantastic as the soloist who, although not as polished or artistically vibrant as say, Guliano Carmignola, brings a brilliant enthusiasm for the music. He is able to tackle all of the toughest moments smoothly, only scrimping in a few pinpoints on the B flat major concerto. Modo Antiquo is a fine baroque orchestra with energy approaching Steck's. The sound of the ensemble is a little dry and distant compared to the soloist, however. The works included are:

RV 232 in D major. This concerto is a parade of brilliance, and one of Vivaldi's best concertos. The standard of virtuosity is very high throughout. The concentration of musical ideas and spontaneity of writing is impressive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 19, 2013
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This disc, well recorded in 2006, is the second set of violin concertos within the Vivaldi edition produced by Naive. The intention is to record all the Vivaldi scores held in the Turin Library. These constitute Vivaldi's private collection and include some 15 operas, several hundred concertos and a considerable amount of vocal music amounting to about 450 works. Many of these are currently unknown to the general public.

The final collection is likely to number about 100 discs and is due to be completed in 2015. Another feature of the collection is the concentration on a very wide range of performers and ensembles with very little repetition of personnel. In this regard, the standard maintained has so far been astonishingly high and the sheer quantity of musicians involved at that level has also been astonishing.

This disc is a good example, as the ensemble Modo Antiquo, established in 1984, has achieved an enviable reputation at the forefront of this period of music. The soloist, Anton Steck, also has a reputation as an oustanding 'period' violinist. The theme of the disc, the second in the series of violin concertos, is focussed on seven works grouped under the title of 'Di sfida', and are openly virtuosic in their considerable demands. These demands are fully met here but the music is more showy in intent than that to be found in the Four Seasons for example.

As part of the complete survey of Vivaldi violin concertos this is an important issue and will be an essential purchase for collectors interested in the complete series. However, for those looking for a more limited range, I would suggest that the are less obviously virtuosic discs in the series that might offer more musical satisfaction. Violinists will probably find this disc mind-bending in effect.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tero on June 2, 2013
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As mentioned, there are at least 5 of these CDs in the Naive series now. There won't be but one familiar concerto on most discs. The melodies are pleasant enough, even if the concertos were written to show the skills of the virtuoso.

All discs have a different violinist, so they got to concentrate on just six concertos. Thus there is none of the rehearse and play you get on some Naxos discs for example (However, the Naxos Dresden 4 disc series is comparable to these).

RV3223 and the ending RV368 stand out in my memory as melodic and entertaining.

As none of the discs are any of the widely recorded Opus concertos, you will have to buy several of these to get something new and likable. Perhaps, as mentioned, volume I and V are a little more outstanding overall than the rest. Enter Naive Vivaldi Edition and La Caccia or Per Pisendel to locate those disks.

This disc, however, is pleasant from beginning to end.
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