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Vivaldi: Concerti con Titoli - La Tempesta di Mare

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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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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Europa Galante
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Audio CD (June 27, 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Erato Disques
  • ASIN: B00004SRG3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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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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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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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! Good heavens, fantastic. Our recent purchase of Vivaldi 's Tempest was also quite good. But the piece did not provide a platform for the orchastra's unique styling. But it was still wonderful.
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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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