Adagio Vivaldi

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tunnicliffe, Malcolm Proud - Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 (2004)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tunnicliffe, Malcolm Proud - Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:05 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion Records | Catalog: CDA67467

Vivaldi’s sonatas for violin and continuo follow his volume of trio sonatas, which, like these, paid homage to the acknowledged master of the form, Arcangelo Corelli, but staked out new, personal territory. Michael Talbot’s notes trace the origins of these sonatas in duets and various changes in their editions’ title pages if not thoroughgoingly in the nature of their conception.

Darryl Way - Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock (2018)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 4, 2018
Darryl Way - Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock (2018)

Darryl Way - Vivaldi's Four Seasons In Rock (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 280 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 99 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 80 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Progressive Rock | Right Honourable Records #RHRC003CD

Darryl Way is the co-founder of CURVED AIR, a trail blazing rock violinist and composer..To mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of his classic rock anthem 'Vivaldi', Darryl Way has arranged and recorded the whole of Vivaldi's masterpiece 'The Four Seasons' and given it the same 'rock' treatment. Darryl Way says of the album: "If you were a fan of my Curved Air track 'Vivaldi', there's a good chance you're going to like this as well".
VA - Ultimate Vivaldi: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)

VA - Ultimate Vivaldi: The Essential Masterpieces (2007) (5 CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | 5 CDs, 04:50:56 min | Covers included | 1,35 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

The task of picking "essential masterpieces" for a big-box collection like this is essentially futile. Sure, one could complain that restricting the vocal music to the two Gloria settings distorts Vivaldi's output severely, but any selection would cause complaints - and the compilers could point out that it was instrumental concertos that made Vivaldi popular and instrumental concertos on which his popularity rests. Furthermore, the recordings featured here, mostly by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, are, in many cases, those that turned Vivaldi into an industry - they were the backbone of programming on NPR, the BBC, and their counterparts in other countries for years.
Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)

Elizabeth Wallfisch, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 63:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697190442 | Recorded: 2007

Great energy derived from crisp articulation…Tafelmusik’s 13 strings, impeccably in tune, create a taut ensemble while slow movements are treated to beautifully expressive playing…an irresistible buy.
– BBC Music Magazine
La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler - The Italian Job: Caldara, Corelli, Tartini, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Torelli (2017)

The Italian Job: Caldara, Corelli, Tartini, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Torelli (2017)
La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler, violin & direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:22
Classical, Baroque | Label: Avie Records | # AV2371

The English, historical-instrument, Baroque ensemble La Serenissima (the term was a nickname for the city of Venice) has specialized in somewhat scholarly recordings that nevertheless retain considerable general appeal, and the group does it again with this release. The program offers some lesser-known composers, and some lesser-known pieces by famous composers like the tiny and fascinating Concerto alla rustica for two oboes, bassoon, strings, and continuo, RV 151. What ties the program together formally is that it covers a range of Italian cities that were becoming cultural centers as they declined in political power: not only Venice (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Caldara), but also Padua (Tartini), Bologna (Torelli), and Rome (Corelli). There are several works by composers known only for one or two big hits, and these are especially rewarding. Sample the opening movement of Tartini's Violin Concerto E major, DS 51, with its unusual phrase construction and daringly chromatic cadenza passage: it has the exotic quality for which Tartini became famous, but it does not rely on sheer virtuosity. That work is played by leader Adrian Chandler himself, but he also chooses pieces for a large variety of other solo instruments: the Italian Baroque was about more than the violin. Each work on the album has something to recommend it, and collectively the performances may make up the best album of 2017 whose booklet includes footnotes.
James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong & Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:01 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

James Ehnes takes a break from the 19th and 20th century repertoire and has recorded for the first time in his career four of the most famous baroque violin concertos – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the first four works in his set of 12, op8. James also directs the Sydney Symphony.
Les Ambassadeurs & Alexis Kossenko - Vivaldi: Per l'orchestra di Dresda (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Les Ambassadeurs & Alexis Kossenko - Vivaldi: Per l'orchestra di Dresda (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 65:54 minutes | 666 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Les Ambassadeurs launch a series of recordings devoted to the repertory of the Dresdner Hofkapelle at the time of Bach, with the aim of rediscovering the splendid sound of an ensemble then regarded as the orchestral ideal. The ties of friendship between Johann Georg Pisendel – who led the orchestra – and Antonio Vivaldi held firm for life.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2018) [2.0 & 5.1] SACD-ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2018)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 74:07 minutes | Digital Booklet | 3,66 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/192 or 88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2,36 or 1,39 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound / Channel Classics # CSS SA 40318

After the volumes dedicated to Vivaldi's great instrumental cycles, La Stravaganza (2004), La Cetra (2012) and L’Estro armonico (2015), English violinist Rachel Podger continues her work with her Brecon Baroque ensemble to bring out this version of the Four Seasons, which is rounded off with three violin concertos. A passionate fan of the music of Vivaldi and Biber, Rachel Podger, who studied in Germany, demonstrates through her performances just how much the Red Priest's music (and her herself, following Biber) can cloak itself in the mysterious and bizarre, to the point that Vivaldi appears here as a distant descendant of the mannerists from the late Renaissance and early Baroque period. This is a particularly interesting and successful take.
L'Estravagante - Vivaldi: Sonate da camera a tre, Op.1 (2012) (Repost)

L'Estravagante - Vivaldi: Sonate da camera a tre, Op.1 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:54 | 424 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: OP 30535

In 1705, Giuseppe Sala published in Venice the Suonote do camera a tre, due violini o violone o cembalo op.1 of Antonio Vivaldi. This set of trio sonatas marked the official 'debut' of a composer who was already more than a mere youth (the 'Prete Rosso' was then 27-years old), and probably contains the earliest works of his that have come down to us. It is very likely, though, as Michael Talbot has pointed out, that the copy of 1705 is in fact a reprint of a now lost first edition published in 1703.
Jan Peter Schmolck, St. John's Orchestra & John Lubbock - Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons (2018)

Jan Peter Schmolck, St. John's Orchestra & John Lubbock - Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | 01:09:15
Classical | Label: OSJ Alive

This release is a beautiful recording of both Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons, performed by the Orchestra of Saint John’s at SJE Arts in Oxford on November 21st 2015. The album features violinist Jan Schmolck and conductor John Lubbock. Musicians, critics, and concert promoters say that the Orchestra of St. John’s is one of classical music’s best kept secrets.