Vivaldi in Arcardia
Title:

Vivaldi in Arcardia

Composer:
Artists:

Mhairi Lawson, soprano
Adrian Chandler, violin and director

La Serenissima

Cat No:

AV0031

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Pastoral tableau and earthly delights are on display in this vibrant and varied selection of Vivaldi’s arias and concertos for mixed forces. Vivaldi in Arcadia, the follow-up recording to Adrian Chandler’s Avie debut, Per Monsieur Pisendel (AV 0018), features the expanded forces of his ensemble La Serenissima, with the stunning string soloists engaging in a contest of style and beauty. The sparkling soprano of Mhairi Lawson, a member of English National Opera, joins them for arias from Dorilla in Tempe.

Adrian Chandler’s passionate explorations of Vivaldi’s music have led to numerous critically acclaimed performances, including the UK premieres of several of the Red Priest’s stage works.

Tracklist:

Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)
Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos strings & continuo in G, RV 575
1. Allegro (2:57)
2. Largo (2:59)
3. Allegro (4:15)

Concerto La Pastorella for 3 violins, cello & continuo in D, RV 95
4. Allegro (4:03)
5. Largo (3:51)
6. Allegro (3:07)

Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in F, RV 551
7. Allegro (4:32)
8. Andante (2:06)
9. Allegro (3:08)

10. Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Elmiro Act I Scene 1) (6:35)
11. Bel piacer saria d’un core – Largo (Nomio Act II Scene 7) (7:30)
12. Rete lacci (Filindo Act I Scene 9) (5:00)

Concerto for 4 violins, viola & continuo in B-flat, RV 553
13. Allegro (3:26)
14. Largo (2:43)
15. Allegro (3:58)

Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A, RV 520
16. Allegro (3:15)
17. Largo (2:51)
18. Allegro (3:03)

Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos strings and continuo in D, RV 564
19. Allegro (4:08)
20. Largo (2:36)
21. Allegro (3:26)
Total time: 79:29

Recorded 8 – 10 September 2003, at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Salehurst, East Sussex, England
Producer: David McGuinness
Recording Engineer: Tony Kime

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