Vivaldi Biondi Armonico

Cafe Zimmermann - Antonio Vivaldi: Estro Armonico / Libro secondo (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Café Zimmermann - Antonio Vivaldi: Estro Armonico / Libro secondo (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:28 minutes | 1,47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Having attracted attention in particular for the energy and boldness in its approach to the works of J. S. Bach, Café Zimmermann is now exploring the repertoire of the Red Priest, beginning with Estro Armonico, one of the most emblematic masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire. The great clarity of the ensemble’s interpretations as much as the quality of its instruments (including a quartet by the Italian instrument maker Guadagnini), and Pablo Valetti’s fiery virtuosity are present to make us rediscover this masterful work.
Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico, 12 Concertos Op. 3 (2014)

Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte Dell'Arco - Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico, 12 Concertos Op. 3 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:33:49 | 580 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brillant Classics | Catalog: 94629

Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most successful composers of the Baroque era, best known for his iconic set concertos for violin, The Four Seasons. L’Estro Armonico Op.3 is among the most important printed editions of Vivaldi’s concertos; the works immediately met with great acclaim after their publication in 1711, giving way to over 30 reprints in the subsequent 32 years.
Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: L'estro armonico (1998)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Vivaldi: L'estro armonico (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 539 Mb | Total time: 46:20+53:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45315 2 | Recorded: 1997-98

This was the great collection of 12 varied and exciting violin concertos that turned Bach on to concerto writing. In fact, he transcribed several of these works for solo harpsichord, organ–even for harpsichords and orchestra. What fascinated him most was the balanced, three-movement form, the brilliance of the solo passages, the tunefulness of the music generally, and Vivaldi's seemingly inexhaustible storehouse of invention. When a composer ventured to publish a collection such as this, he was making a major statement. This is one of the really big ones in Baroque music, and it's performed with splendid authority and an unrivaled sense of sheer joy.
–David Hurwitz
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.
The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2007)

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2007)
EAC | WavPack (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 38:08 | 201 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 4759098

Christopher Hogwood was one of the first pioneers to introduce historically informed performances in England in the 70', following Nikolaus Harnoncourt's revolution that took place in the late 50'. With the Academy of Ancient Music, he published hundreds of fine recordings from different composers, with a special focus on Vivaldi. Here he presents the famous Four Seasons. I find Hogwood's lecture of the 4 Seasons perfect.
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per mandolini (2002) (Repost)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per mandolini (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:29 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 5 45527 2

For fans of the classical mandolin, here is a disc of the best works for the instrument by Antonio Vivaldi, the best friend the mandolin ever had. And for the rest of the world, here is a disc of colorful Baroque concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, the best friend the Baroque concerto ever had. After all, Vivaldi may have been the mandolin's best friend, but even he could only compose so many mandolin concertos.
Christopher Monks, Armonico Consort, Emma Kirkby - Franceso Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus (2004)

Christopher Monks, Armonico Consort, Emma Kirkby - Franceso Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 73:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | # DXL 1096 | Recorded: 2003

A note of caution first to the unobservant purchaser who picks up this CD, believing, in glee, that he has stumbled across a premiere recording of Alessandro Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus, newly come to light - or, if not, possibly by his son, Domenico, usually better known for his keyboard music. These works, indeed premiere recordings, are in fact by Domenico's uncle and Alessandro's younger brother, Francesco.
Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2011/2012) [Official Digital Download]

Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza (2011/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | Time - 56:13 minutes | 656 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Europa Galante, under its director Fabio Biondi, recently paid Vivaldi a “fabulous tribute” (in the words of BBC Radio 3) with the Virgin Classics recording of the opera Ercole sul Termodonte, reconstructed by Biondi himself. Now they further expand their rich catalogue of Vivaldi’s works with six concertos – five from La Stravaganza and another in F major – published as a set in London in 1728 by John Walsh and a pillar of the composer’s international fame in his lifetime.
Il Giardino Armonico: Bach, Biber, Corelli, Locke, Monteverdi, Rossi, Vivaldi (11CDs) [2006]

Il Giardino Armonico: Bach, Biber, Corelli, Locke, Monteverdi, Rossi, Vivaldi (11CDs) [2006]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.21 Gb | Total time: 11h 17' 57'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 63264-2 | Recorded: 1991-2000

For fans of Il Giardino Armonico's flamboyant flourishes and exuberant expressiveness, it's like having all your birthdays at once, being presented with this great Warner Classics 11 CD set. My own feeling is that this "free" approach to Baroque music is at its best when applied to the theatrical music of disc 8 or the seventeenth century Italian music on disc 1. The showmanship and playfulness is an absolute joy in many of those pieces. I'm less satisfied with the interpretations of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, (on discs 10 and 11), which require a different approach, I feel. I like my Bach to be a little more measured and subtle, I suppose. It has no need of the Il Giardino Armonico treatment. On the whole, though, I do love this set and wouldn't be without it.
Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)

Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 58:49+76:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 85544 2 | Recorded: 1986, 1991

Renowned, American born violinist & conductor, Yehudi Menuhin was a vegetarian and committed supporter of many social and environmental causes, with a great interest in Yoga and eastern religion. He was considered one of the greatest violinist of all time and this EMI recording of "Violin Voncertos by Vivaldi" is an excellent introduction to his work Performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.