Vivaldi - Complete Cello Concertos | Brilliant Classics 95082BR

Vivaldi - Complete Cello Concertos

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95082BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Release Date: 26th January 2015

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The first complete recording of the 27 Cello Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi on period instruments!

Vivaldi was one of the first composers to feature the cello, then a relatively 'new' instrument (after the viola da gamba), as a mature solo instrument. He wrote no less than 27 concertos for the cello.

Vivaldi displays an astonishing variety and inventiveness in these works, using the instrument’s possibilities to the utmost - the concertos still offer a serious challenge, both technical and musical, for any professional cellist nowadays. Apart from that, they are vintage Vivaldi, featuring an enormous range of emotional extremes, from deep heartfelt sadness to infectious joy.

These are excellent performances on period instruments by one of the leading cellists in this field, Francesco Galligioni, solo cellist of the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Federico Guglielmo, the Early Music veteran, inspires his L’Arte dell’Arco to brilliant and passionate playing.

Liner notes written by the cellist.

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