La Serenissima
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1994
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La Serenissima

La Serenissima Biography (Wikipedia)

La Serenissima is a British early music/period instrument ensemble founded in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler, who has served as the group's director since its creation. Taking its name from La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia (Italian for The Most Serene Republic of Venice), the ensemble specializes in the music of Venetian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) and his contemporaries.

Established in 1994, La Serenissima is recognised as the UK's leading exponent of the music of eighteenth century Venice and connected composers. Uniquely, the group's entire repertoire is edited from manuscript or contemporary sources, and it has been praised for its "glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project" (Gramophone).

Since its first release on the AVIE label in 2003, La Serenissima's recordings have been lauded by numerous publications and have attracted multiple award nominations; Vivaldi: The French Connection won the 2010 Gramophone Award for Baroque Instrumental. Their interpretation of The Four Seasons was released in 2015, reaching Number 8 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart and featured as Editor's Choice (Gramophone Magazine) and Concerto Choice (BBC Music Magazine). Their 2017 release The Italian Job has been praised on BBC Radio 3's Record Review and on Classic FM as ‘Drive Discovery’, reached the Top Ten in the UK Specialist Classical Albums Chart, and won the 2017 Gramophone Award for Baroque Instrumental in the ceremony's 40th Anniversary year. The ensemble's 2018 release Vivaldi x2 is a disc of double concertos for pairs of horns and oboes, and violin and cello. It entered the UK Classical Music Charts at No. 1 in the week of its release, and featured as Classic FM's Album of the Week.

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Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F for two horns, RV.539
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Concerto in F for two horns, RV.539
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F major for 6 instruments and orchestra, RV 574
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Concerto in F major for 6 instruments and orchestra, RV 574
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for two horns, RV 538
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Concerto for two horns, RV 538
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in E minor, RV.133
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Concerto in E minor, RV.133
Antonio Caldara
Lucio Papirio Dittatore - Extracts
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Lucio Papirio Dittatore - Extracts
Antonio Caldara
Lucio Papirio Dittatore; Aria:Chi non so
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Lucio Papirio Dittatore; Aria:Chi non so
Antonio Caldara
Lucio Papirio Dittatore - Extracts
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Lucio Papirio Dittatore - Extracts
Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia In C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo (3rd mvt)
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Sinfonia In C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo (3rd mvt)
Antonio Caldara
Sinfonia in C: 3rd mvt Allegro
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Sinfonia in C: 3rd mvt Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G minor, RV 104, 'La notte'
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Concerto in G minor, RV 104, 'La notte'
Giuseppe Torelli
Sinfonia in C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo
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Sinfonia in C Major for 4 trumpets, strings and continuo
Giovanni Alberto Ristori
Didone Abbandonata - Cantata For Soprano, Violins And Continuo
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Didone Abbandonata - Cantata For Soprano, Violins And Continuo
Benedetto Marcello
Arianna Abbandonata - Cantata S98 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo
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Arianna Abbandonata - Cantata S98 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo
Antonio Vivaldi
Che Giova Il Sospirar - Cantata Rv.679 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo
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Che Giova Il Sospirar - Cantata Rv.679 For Soprano, Strings And Continuo
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto Ripieno In A Major Rv.158 For String Orchestra
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Concerto Ripieno In A Major Rv.158 For String Orchestra
Alessandro Scarlatti
Notte Ch'In Carro D'Ombre - Cantata For Soprano, 2 Violins And Continuo
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Notte Ch'In Carro D'Ombre - Cantata For Soprano, 2 Violins And Continuo
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F for 2 horns, strings and continuo, RV 538
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Concerto in F for 2 horns, strings and continuo, RV 538
Antonio Vivaldi
Bassoon Concerto, RV 501 in B flat major 'La notte'
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Bassoon Concerto, RV 501 in B flat major 'La notte'
Arcangelo Corelli
Overture to Santa Beatrice d'Este in D minor
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Overture to Santa Beatrice d'Este in D minor
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
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The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in A minor, RV 440
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Flute Concerto in A minor, RV 440
Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring'
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Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring'
Carlo Francesco Pollarolo
La vendetta d'amore (Sinfonia)
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La vendetta d'amore (Sinfonia)
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto Alla Rustica In G
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Concerto Alla Rustica In G
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in D major for violin in tromba marina, RV 221
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Concerto in D major for violin in tromba marina, RV 221
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G major, RV 151 (Alla rustica)
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Concerto in G major, RV 151 (Alla rustica)
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Sinfonia in G minor
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Sinfonia in G minor
Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in B flat major, RV 367 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in B flat major, RV 367 (3rd mvt)
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Violin and Viola da gamba, 'La maggiore' RV546
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Concerto for Violin and Viola da gamba, 'La maggiore' RV546
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in B flat RV 547 for violin cello, strings & continuo - 1st Mov Allegro
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Concerto in B flat RV 547 for violin cello, strings & continuo - 1st Mov Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi
Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 473
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Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 473
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Il nome glorioso in terra, sanctificato in cielo (Sinfonia)
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Il nome glorioso in terra, sanctificato in cielo (Sinfonia)
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in B flat major for 2 violins, RV 526
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Concerto in B flat major for 2 violins, RV 526
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for 2 horns in F, RV539
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Concerto for 2 horns in F, RV539
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in D major for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns and timpani
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Concerto in D major for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns and timpani
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in D major, RV 95, 'La pastorella'
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Concerto in D major, RV 95, 'La pastorella'
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for 2 Oboes in A minor RV 536
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Concerto for 2 Oboes in A minor RV 536
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Two Horns, Strings and Continuo in F Major, RV 539
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Concerto for Two Horns, Strings and Continuo in F Major, RV 539
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in A RV 546 for violin, cello, strings & continuo; III. Allegro
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Concerto in A RV 546 for violin, cello, strings & continuo; III. Allegro
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