Vivaldi: 8 Violin Concertos - Accardo
PentaTone RQR PTC 5186 130
Classical - Orchestral
Vivaldi: 8 Violin Concertos
Salvatore Accardo (violin)
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- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for Violin, RV 354 (Op. 7 No. 4)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat major for Violin, RV 373 (Op. 7 No. 9)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat major for Violin, RV 374 (Op. 7 No. 6)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for Violin, RV 188 (Op. 7 No. 2)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in F major for Violin, RV 285a (Op. 7 No. 5)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in F major for Violin, RV 294a (Op. 7 No. 10) 'Il Ritiro'
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major for Violin, RV 299 (Op. 7 No. 8)
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Violin, RV 326 (Op. 7 No. 3)
Review by Graham Williams - October 29, 2004
Vivaldi’s Opus 7 concertos are not as well known as some of the other sets, but they ought to be.
Anyone buying this beautifully recorded SACD who is unfamiliar with these pieces will be amazed that they are not played as often as the ubiquitous 'Four Seasons'.'
The slow movements, in particular, are wonderful. Try that of the G minor concerto and you will be hooked.
Salvatore Accardo’s elegant, sweet-toned playing is complemented by the crisp and sprightly accompaniment of I Musici, but don't expect 'period' style.
The sympathetic acoustic of Musica Théâtre, La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland enhances the performances by providing both warmth and clarity, while the surround channels are used discretely to add a magical ambience to the sound.
I can do no better than to quote from Malcolm Macdonald’s 1976 review of the LPs in Gramophone, when he wrote, “ The qualities of the performances are matched by those of the recording. Cynics who think that no new Vivaldi record can be welcome are wrong: this one is”
A lovely disc.
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