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Vivaldi: ConcertosIn the 18th century, long before any quota agreement or gender studies had taken place, a major part of Venice’s musical life lay in the hands of four local orphanages for girls. In 1703, Vivaldi took on the position as conductor, violinist and composer at one of these homes, the Ospedale della Pietŕ. There he wrote works that are among the very best in music literature due to their inventiveness and artistic demands upon the musicians. As such, one can well imagine just how extraordinarily talented the young girls were. A notion of the fine compositions that floated through the city of canals 300 years ago is given by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in a selection taken from a collection of 12 violin concertos known as L’estro armonico, op. 3. The animated dialogue among the strings takes place on several levels: for example, the leading parts not only concertise with and against one another but also after one another, so that the characteristic art of performance of each individual soloist is clearly to be discerned.
And because no one knows how Vivaldi’s girl orchestra would have sounded, anyone listening to this recording can let his imagination run riot as to how it could have been. It goes without saying that the Tacet team have pulled out all the stops with regard to technical matters in order to achieve the best possible analogue sound.
This title is not eligible for discount.Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins, RV 522
Concerto for Two Cellos, RV 531
Concerto for Three Violins, RV 551
Concerto for Violin and Cello, RV 547
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Cello Concertos"The greatest cellist of modern time" -- well, who could argue with a statement like that? After all, Mstislav Rostropovich is a supreme virtuoso, a charismatic performer, and a sublime interpreter and virtually every one of his recordings is as good as it gets for the repertoire. The key word, of course, is virtually: while Rostropovich's Dvorák concerto with Karajan, his Beethoven sonatas with Richter, his Brahms sonatas with Serkin, and above all his Shostakovich sonata with Shostakovich are definitive, can one say the same of his Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Tartini concertos with Paul Sacher? Or could one say that Rostropovich does not so much play the music of the great Italian Baroque composers as overwhelm it, that his virtuosity, his charisma, and his interpretations are more than the music can bear and that the listener is left not with fond memories of the music but instead with the overpowering impression of an unstoppable musical personality having his way with the music. The results are initially awe-inspiring but may ultimately prove to some to be empty. Accompanied -- the more appropriate word might be enabled -- by Sacher and the Collegium Musicum Zürich, the greatest cellist of modern times came, saw, and conquered the finest cello concertos of Baroque times. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to the listener.
- All Music Guide
Mstislav Rostropovich, celloSide 1:
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Concerto for Violoncello and Strings No. 2 in D major
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in C major (P. 31)
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Concerto for Violoncello and Strings in A major
3. Allegro assai
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in G Major (P. 120)
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The Four Seasons (Out Of Stock)The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op. 8 led by violinist, conductor Itzhak Perlman.
Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-born violinist, conductor, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. He has appeared with every major orchestra in the world, showcasing his talent at music festivals, recitals, and concerts around the world.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Mr. Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.
In addition to his many orchestral and recital appearances throughout the world, Mr. Perlman performs as conductor with leading orchestras. He was Music Advisor of the St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004, and he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He has performed as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Atlanta and Toronto, as well as at the Ravinia and OK Mozart festivals. Internationally, Mr. Perlman has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.
He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards. He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
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Itzhak Perlman, violin, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
This title is not eligible for discount.Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto No. 1 in E major (Spring)
Concerto No. 2 in G minor (Summer)
Concerto No. 3 in F major (Autumn)
2. Adagio molto
Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter)
4. Allegro non molto
$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedTemporarily out of stock