premiera polska: 2013-12-13,
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
It may be a little surprising, or disconcerting, but it is not the demonstrative, ‘furioso’ Vivaldi, the Vivaldi full of striking contrasts, that you will find here. The ardour, the spirit, of his music is there of course, but our aim is rather to bring out the more intimate, more complex side of his work, its many timbres, colours, textures and emotions – all the variety that is to be found in the music of this extraordinary composer, loved by some exponents of early music and shunned by others.
Les Basses Réunies have chosen to use many different instruments and timbres for these pieces, and to transcribe and transpose some of them, the aims being to present little-known works, show well-known ones in a new light, and to highlight the rich palette of sound and the many possible timbral combinations afforded by the instruments of Les Basses Réunies, thus expressively and movingly revealing the composer’s very soul.
Cello Concerto in B minor, RV424
Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos, RV531
Violin Concerto, Op. 4 No. 6 in G minor, RV 316a: extract
Concerto in D minor for violin, organ & strings RV541
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV401
Cello Concerto in E flat major, RV 408: extract
Concerto for cello, strings & continuo in A minor RV 421
Concerto, Op. 3 No. 11 'Con due Violini e Violoncello obligato', RV 565
Concerto, Op. 3 No. 8 'Con due Violini obligati', RV 522: extract