Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Adrian Chandler (violin); Camilla Calicchio (violin); James O'Toole (viola); Jong On Oakki Lau (viola); La Serenissima;...
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  1. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), concertos (4) for violin, strings & continuo ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4) , Op. 8/1 - 4
  2. Bassoon Concerto, for bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La notte"), RV 501
  3. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("in tromba marina"), RV 221
  4. Bassoon Concerto, for bassoon, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 496
  5. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major ("in tromba marina"), RV 311
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There are several attractions to this release by violinist Adrian Chandler and his English historical-instrument group La Serenissima. One is the presence of a pair of world premieres, which despite the size of Vivaldi's output are not as common as they used to be. These are a pair of concertos for the violin in tromba marina, an instrument so rare that one had to be reconstructed for this recording. It's a three-stringed violin, apparently an elaboration of a monochord that was intended to evoke the sound of a marine ...

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 2015, Avie

UPC: 822252234428

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