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Il Pomo d'Oro in Vivaldi

Violinist Riccardo Minasi directs an international performer line-up in cantatas and arias by Vivaldi, with contralto Sonia Prina and newly-formed baroque orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Violinist Riccardo Minasi directs an international team in cantatas and arias by Vivaldi, with contralto Sonia Prina and recently-formed baroque orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro.

Vivaldi: Cantata - 'Perfidissimo cor!' RV674
Brescianello: Sinfonia in F Op.1 no. 5

Vivaldi: Cantata - 'Cessate, omai cessate' RV684;
8.10: Interval: Vivaldi on kotos - Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons played by the New Koto Ensemble of Tokyo directed by Yoshikazu Fukumura

8.30: Vivaldi: Concerto in C for violin RV181a
Arias - 'Cosi potessi anch'io' from 'Orlando furioso'; 'Se in ogni guardo' from 'Orlando finto pazzo'
Concerto in E minor for violin 'Il favorito' RV277
Cantata - 'Amor, hai vinto' RV651

The orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro was formed last year, a coming together of some of the foremost specialists in authentic performance on period instruments. As this season's Principal Conductor they chose violinist Riccardo Minasi, who has worked as a soloist and leader with many of Europe's leading period ensembles. The orchestra is named after the opera by Antonio Cesti, and they specalise in performing with singers, especially in opera. Sonia Prina is also a baroque and classical specialist, though she first made her name with performances of Rossini - her distinctive contralto voice has been heard in opera houses and concert halls worldwide.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Il Pomo d'Oro part 1

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Perfidissimo cor! Iniquo fato - cantata RV.674 for alto and continuo

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Sonia PRINA - Contralto Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Giuseppe Antonio BRESCIANELLO

      Sinfonia in F Op. 1 No. 5

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Cessate omai cessate - cantata RV.684 for contralto, strings & basso continuo

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Sonia PRINA - Contralto Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

  • Interval

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in F major RV.293, Op.8`3 (L'Autunno) for violin and orchestra arr. for Koto Ense

      Performer: The New Koto Ensemble of Tokyo

      • EMI Angel.
      • CDM-7 69075 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F minor RV.297, Op.8`4 (L'Inverno) for violin and orchestra arr. for Koto Ense

    Performer: The New Koto Ensemble of Tokyo

    • EMI Angel.
    • CDM-7 69075 2.
  • Il Pomo d'Oro part 2

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in C major RV.181 for violin and orchestra

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Aria - Cosi potessi anch'io from Orlando [furioso] - opera RV.728

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Sonia PRINA - Contralto Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Aria - Se in ogni guardo from Orlando finto pazzo - opera RV.727

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Sonia PRINA - Contralto Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in E minor RV.277, Op.11`2 (Il Favorito) for violin and orchestra

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Amor hai vinto in A major RV.683 for strings and continuo

      Performer: Riccardo MINASI - Violin Performer: Sonia PRINA - Contralto Performer: Il Pomo D'oro

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