Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vivaldi: New Discoveries II

“The operatic discoveries on this new CD are two arias which turned up in Belgium from L’inganno trionfante in amore, and a reconstruction of another two, found in reductions in Berlin, all characterfully sung by soprano Ann Hallenberg. There is also an energetically bristling, newly authenticated Violin Concerto in A minor” --Irish Times, 27th July 2012 ****

World premiere recordings of Vivaldi scores recently discovered in Europe.

This is the 45th title in the Vivaldi Edition, 3 years after the first recording dedicated to Vivaldi scores discovered in Europe between 2000 and 2007, now in its 12th year. This second volume features the most recent discoveries in world premiere recordings and will further contribute to complete one of the most fascinating jigsaw puzzles in musical history Federico Maria Sardelli is a member of the musicological committee of the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, for which he has published numerous scholarly essays. In July 2007 Peter Ryom chose him to continue his monumental work of cataloguing the music of Antonio Vivaldi; since then, Sardelli has been the editor of the Vivaldi Werkverzeichnis (RV).

Since 2008 the harvest has been abundant enough to nourish this second volume of Vivaldian revelations, including a violin concerto, a flute concerto and 4 opera arias from 'L'inganno trionfante in amore', one of the most important lost opera scores of Vivaldi.

Alongside Sardelli and his orchestra Modo Antiquo, the recording features such illustrious names as mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg, violinist Anton Steck and flautist Alexis Kossenko.

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