Adagio Vivaldi

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Feb. 11, 2017
Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)

Jean Guillou - Vivaldi for Organ (1991)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 253 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 142 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 63 Mb
Classical | Label: Dorian Records, DOR-90118 | 1991 | 00:59:40

The genius of a composer like Vivaldi can most readily be discerned and analyzed by establishing a certain physiology of music. Stravinsky's opinion that Vivaldi wrote the same concerto 150 times expressed an erroneous point of view: I would say that Vivaldi wrote a single Concerto that began with his first work and ended the day he laid his pen down for the last time. This single, uninterrupted Concerto was the Concerto of Life. Indeed, the distinctive characteristic of this music lies in the fact that it is in no way an intellectual speculation but rather a spirited description, an "impassioned shorthand" to use Edmond de Goncourt's phrase, a dynamic dissipation, a sort of unbroken conversation or gesture solely motivated by what might be called the joy of being. –Jean Guillou - Translated by Wyley L. Powell
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 317 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 141 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 28 Mb
Classical | Label: Accent, ACC 24179 | 2007 | 0:59:13

With the sheer glut of recordings of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the market, it takes some special approach to make yet another recording of this chestnut seem interesting and palatable. Because Sigiswald Kuijken and his cohorts, La Petite Bande, understand this enormous problem, they have resorted to two innovative ideas: first, to perform the four concertos in a streamlined chamber version that requires only three violins, viola, cello, and harpsichord; and second, to introduce the antique violoncello da spalla (shoulder cello) in their performances, mostly for the novelty of its reedy tone and for its possible historical usage in these particular pieces. Included on this 2007 release from Accent are also the Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403, and the Trio Sonata in D minor, "La Follia," RV 63, which frame the program neatly and give the listener something extra to consider in choosing this CD over others. –Blair Sanderson

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.
Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar. Actually, the only composer falling into the middle of that large chronological gap is Mendelssohn; Kennedy apparently needs a sort of otherworldly serenity for this project, which Baroque and post-Romantic slow movements may have, but Mozart does not. At any rate, this is no radical idea; it's a softball straight up the middle.
Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set) {Brilliant Classics}

Vivaldi - The Masterworks (2007) (40CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | covers | 11105 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 5438 mb
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics / 92389

This 40 CD box set complete works of Antonio Vivaldi is one in a series of ten entitled `The Masterworks' issued on the Brilliant Classics label.

Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 8, 2017
Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016) [TR24][OF]

Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 54:28 min | 1.01 GB | Front Cover
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival orchestras.
Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Christopher Hogwood ‎- The Academy Of Ancient Music: Box Set 6CDs (2006)

Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico Christopher Hogwood ‎- The Academy Of Ancient Music: Box Set 6CDs (2006)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 988 Mb | Booklet 54 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2006

The Academy of Ancient Music does a wonderfully and good performance playing the pieces by Vivaldi one seldom hears and they are precious and surprising heart-touching compositions in the inimicable style of the enthusiastic Antonio. Good purchase of 6 CDs!
Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Vivaldi: Concerti e sinfonie per archi (2006)

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Vivaldi: Concerti e sinfonie per archi (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:36 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DG Archiv | Catalog: 000672802

Someone ought to get some t-shirts made that say "Vivaldi rocks!" At least that partly accounts for his popularity in the twenty first century; among the old masters, Antonio Vivaldi's sense of rhythmic dynamics and the gale-like force of many of his string concertos are close enough to the ever-enervating pulse of pop music that he has found an unlikely audience among younger listeners. Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra's disc Vivaldi: Concerti & Sinfonie per Archi delivers these very kinds of goods, and will prove pleasing to Vivaldi fanciers of the younger set.

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 14, 2016
Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2003) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Orchestral, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Scans 43.2 Mb | 5.91 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Channel Classics Records | Release Year: 2003

This is a welcome addition to my collection. These little gems sparkle and make me want to look at other Vivaldi pieces. It's time to go beyond the Four Seasons. These pieces show compositional variety, the playing is nuanced and exciting, and the SACD recording is superb.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Antonio Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico (2015) [SACD-R][OF]

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Antonio Vivaldi: L’Estro Armonico (2015) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Orchestral, Violin | SACD ISO: DST64 5.0; 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Booklet | 5.41 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Channel Classics Records | Release Year: 2015

Vivaldi augmented his reputation as The Red Priest with L'Estro Armonico , Op. 3, a collection of twelve concertos for one, two and four violins. The title of the collection encapsulates the qualities that so entranced Vivaldi's contemporaries. L Estro Armonico , which might be translated as musical rapture , reflects the vitality and freshness of Vivaldi's invention: its rhythmic energy, melodic and harmonic intensity,textural sensuousness,performative brilliance and dramatic flair.