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An all Vivaldi concert

Catherine Bott presents higjhlights of an all Vivaldi concert, recorded earlier this year from the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci, performed by Fabio Biondi and his ensemble Europa Galante. The theme of the festival was 'Venice – musica serenissima' a survey of '500 years of musical life in the city of the lagoon'. The Artistic Director Andrea Palent said fo the Festival that, 'we want to show how Venice had been a distinguished and outstanding European musical metropolis a long time before and certainly after Vivaldi, where opera and concert life were flourishing as well as the manufacture of musical instruments and the printing of sheet music.' The programme includes a couple of arias sung by the mezzo Marina de Liso, and various concerti including the much-loved mandolin concerto played by Sonia Maurer. The concert was recorded by the European Broadcasting Union.

Playlist:

Antonio Vivaldi – Sinfonia in G, RV.149 (‘Il coro delle Muse’)
[Allegro molto – Andante – Allegro molto]
Europa Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – La cervetta timidetta, from ‘Bajazet’, RV.703
Marina de Liso (mezzo)
Europa Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – Mandolin Concerto in C, RV.425
[Allegro – Largo – Allegro]
Sonia Maurer (mandolin)
Europa Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – Sorge l’irato nembo, from ‘Orlando furioso’, RV.728
Marina de Liso (mezzo)
Europa Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin, Cello & Strings in B flat, RV.547
[Schnell – Langsam – Schnell]
Fabio Biondi (violin/director)
Maurizio Naddeo (cello)
Europa Galante

Antonio Vivaldi – Sinfonia from ‘Ercole sul Tremodonte’, RV.710
Europe Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Svena, uccidi, abatti, atterra’, recitative and aria from ‘Bajazet’, RV.703
Marina de Liso (mezzo)
Europa Galante
Directed by Fabio Biondi

Antonio Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in E minor, RV.279 (from ‘La Stravaganza’, Op.4)
Fabio Biondi (violin/director)
Europa Galante

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Sat 18 Oct 2008 13:00