Vivaldi: The Complete Viola d'Amore Concertos - Allison Nyquist (violin); Ars Antigua; Dave Moss (viola); David Douglass (violin); Elizabeth Hagen (viola);...
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  1. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D major, RV 392
  2. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 393
  3. Chamber Concerto, for viola d'amore, 2 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon & continuo in F major, RV 97
  4. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 394
  5. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 395
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  1. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D major, RV 392
  2. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 393
  3. Chamber Concerto, for viola d'amore, 2 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon & continuo in F major, RV 97
  4. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 394
  5. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 395
  6. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in A major, RV 396
  7. Viola d'Amore Concerto, for viola d'amore, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 397
  8. Double Concerto, for viola d'amore & lute, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 540
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The viola d'amore (viola of love) is not a variant of the standard viola, but an entirely different instrument with sympathetic strings as well as bowed ones. The sympathetic strings cause a gentle, almost subliminal buzz that gives the instrument a quiet, sweet sound that no doubt suggested its name. Examples are not common, and the instrument is not easy to play; for these reasons alone, this release by the Chicago Baroque violinist Rachel Barton Pine is to be celebrated. The eight viola d'amore concertos represent ...

Vivaldi: The Complete Viola d'Amore Concertos 2015, Cedille Records

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