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Vivaldi - Recorder Concertos

Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Dan Laurin
Jonas Nordberg
Anna Paradiso
1B1 (Ensemble Bjergsted 1)
Jan Bjøranger, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2035 SACD
EAN 7318599920351
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Dec 2015
Total time 70'03

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings on BIS, ranging from a nine-disc set with 17th-century composer Jacob van Eyck's complete Der Fluyten Lust-hof to the recent Rock that Flute, with music for recorder and strings written in 2013 by the Dutch composer Chiel Meijering. During a recording career that stretches over almost 30 years, Laurin keeps returning to one particular set of works, however: the concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Three of the works (the Concertos RV 441, 443 and 444) included on his latest release he has recorded more than once before, with ensembles such as the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Bach Collegium Japan and Arte dei Suonatori. For his latest 'take' on these favourites Laurin has joined forces with the young and vibrant Norwegian string ensemble 1B1 (shorthand for Ensemble Bjergsted 1). As he explains in his own liner notes for the present disc, he was inspired by his work on transcribing and performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: ‘A close reading of RV441 and RV443–445 reveals great similarities between these works and The Four Seasons: sudden changes of moods, turbulent emotions, burlesque whims mixed with sublime beauty and elegance… My aim here is to explore the recorder concertos with the same freedom and spontaneity that characterize the modern-day approach to the Seasons.’ Laurin’s recording of the Seasons has been called ‘undoubtedly the best transcription to date’ (Diapason) and ‘never hackneyed, but instead invigoratingly fresh and vibrant’ (Clarino), verdicts which can only fuel the expectations concerning this his latest version of the recorder concertos.
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  Antonio Vivaldi
  Concerto in G major, RV443 10'19
01 I. [Allegro] 3'33
02 II. [Largo] 3'56
03 III. Allegro molto 2'50
  Concerto in A minor, RV108, for recorder, 2 violins & b.c. 7'29
04 I. Allegro 2'41
05 II. [Adagio] 2'32
06 III. [Allegro] 2'16
  Concerto in F major, RV442 9'00
07 I. Allegro ma non molto 3'31
08 II. Largo cantabile 3'48
09 III. Allegro 1'41
  Concerto in C major, RV444 9'46
10 I. Allegro non molto 4'29
11 II. Largo 2'09
12 III. Allegro molto 3'08
  Concerto in E minor, RV445 10'33
13 I. Allegro 4'27
14 II. Larghetto 2'40
15 III. [Allegro] 3'26
  Concerto in D major, RV92, for recorder, violin & b.c. 10'48
16 I. Allegro 3'43
17 II. [Adagio] 3'46
18 III. [Allegro] 3'19
  Concerto in C minor, RV441 10'39
19 I. Allegro non molto 4'49
20 II. Largo 2'27
21 III. [Allegro] 3'23
  Album total 70'03
ComposerVivaldi, Antonio
LeaderBjøranger, Jan
Ensemble1B1 (Ensemble Bjergsted 1)
HarpsichordParadiso, Anna
TheorboNordberg, Jonas
RecorderLaurin, Dan
ConductorBjøranger, Jan is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions