Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Giuliano Carmignola – violin
Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: DG Archiv
Size: 1.41 GB
Scan: yes (PDF)
Giuliano Carmignola, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone / Vivaldi – Con Moto
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Minor RV281 11:23
01. 1. Allegro 4:32
02. 2. Largo 3:01
03. 3. Allegro 3:50
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In C Major (First Version) RV187 12:47
04. 1. Allegro 4:21
05. 2. Largo ma non molto 3:51
06. 3. Allegro 4:35
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major RV232 12:37
07. 1. Allegro 4:48
08. 2. Largo 3:51
09. 3. Allegro 3:58
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In C Major RV283 13:43
10. 1. Allegro 4:31
11. 2. Largo e spiccato 4:24
12. 3. Allegro 4:48
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In E Flat Major RV254 14:41
13. 1. Allegro 6:11
14. 2. Largo 3:34
15. 3. Allegro 4:56
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Minor RV243 10:25
16. 1. Allegro 4:07
17. 2. Andante molto 2:20
18. 3. Allegro 3:58
Recording Venue: Church of San Girolamo, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna
Despite the popularity of works such as The Four Seasons and La Stravaganza, many of Vivaldi’s 250 concertos for violin remain largely unknown.
The new recordings of the concertos RV 187 and 281 are based on Vivaldi’s original manuscript scores and capture the thrilling spontaneity of his compositional style. The concerto RV283 also includes a previously unpublished cadenza from the notebook of Vivaldi’s protégé Anna Maria.
Very much a man of the 21st Century, Giuliano Carmignola combines his passion for the baroque with his love of motorcycling, which he calls, “Vivaldi con moto – motion and emotion from a MOTOcyclist-musician.”
Internationally known as a harpsichord player and conductor of baroque opera, Ottavio Dantone has directed his Accademia Bizantina on many acclaimed recordings, including three albums with star countertenor Andreas Scholl.
BBC Music Magazine
Carmignola is certainly master of his [instrument], not simply technically but expressively too. His bow almost talks as it shapes a motif, turns an ornament, sings a line…ensemble is first-rate.
Carmignola is a wonderfully accomplished player: with minimal use of vibrato, he phrases the melodic passages…in an irresistably expressive manner and performs the more challenging passagework with breathtaking precision and purity…The orchestral playing is certainly vivid…a firm recommendation.
Carmignola’s violin playing is superb; the Accademia Bizantina makes for a snappy, sharp backing band which does a great job projecting the drama in this music. The sound is very forward, like a front-row seat in a great acoustic, and the forceful bass is noteworthy.
the sound is indeed hard-driven and exciting, full of those pulsating unisons and relentless sequences with which Vivaldi powers his music. But there is also incredible delicacy and refinement here, and Carmignola’s wiry sound is a world away from the tubby, rich Vivaldi performances of yore…Superb support from the Accademia Bizantina.
New York Times
Carmignola, here playing on a Baroque violin, bring out the daring contrasts, colors and dazzling technical innovations of some of the composer’s lesser-known violin concertos.