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Vivaldi: New Discoveries, Vol. 2 ()

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The second album of new Vivaldi discoveries from the group Modo Antiquo and conductor Federico Maria Sardelli wasn't planned when the first such album was released; it simply became feasible, and then necessary, as new Vivaldi works were discovered and authenticated around Europe. The Red Priest worked for most of his life in Venice, but, especially in the fascinating final phase of his career, musicians carried his works far and wide, ultimately leaving them buried in obscure collections where they would resurface two and a half centuries later. This release is less diverse than the original New Discoveries album, containing only concertos, sonatas, and vocal arias. However, the quality of the material is arguably superior, with at least one top-notch concerto, the opening Flute Concerto in D minor, RV 431a ("Il gran mogol"). Vivaldi seems to have written several works inspired by the visits of "moguls" from the East, and they are imposing works indeed; the solo flute part here, expertly rendered by... Hide synopsis

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