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Vivaldi – Recorder Concertos

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2035 SACD
Release date2015-12-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time70:03

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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$ 16.46
Extra material for download
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  Concerto in G major, RV443 10:19
01 I. [Allegro] 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
02 II. [Largo] 03:56 $ 0.94 USD
03 III. Allegro molto 02:50 $ 0.68 USD
  Concerto in A minor, RV108, for recorder, 2 violins & b.c. 07:29
04 I. Allegro 02:41 $ 0.64 USD
05 II. [Adagio] 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
06 III. [Allegro] 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
  Concerto in F major, RV442 09:00
07 I. Allegro ma non molto 03:31 $ 0.84 USD
08 II. Largo cantabile 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
09 III. Allegro 01:41 $ 0.40 USD
  Concerto in C major, RV444 09:46
10 I. Allegro non molto 04:29 $ 1.08 USD
11 II. Largo 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
12 III. Allegro molto 03:08 $ 0.75 USD
  Concerto in E minor, RV445 10:33
13 I. Allegro 04:27 $ 1.07 USD
14 II. Larghetto 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
15 III. [Allegro] 03:26 $ 0.82 USD
  Concerto in D major, RV92, for recorder, violin & b.c. 10:48
16 I. Allegro 03:43 $ 0.89 USD
17 II. [Adagio] 03:46 $ 0.90 USD
18 III. [Allegro] 03:19 $ 0.80 USD
  Concerto in C minor, RV441 10:39
19 I. Allegro non molto 04:49 $ 1.16 USD
20 II. Largo 02:27 $ 0.59 USD
21 III. [Allegro] 03:23 $ 0.81 USD
  Album total 70:03
ComposerVivaldi, Antonio
LeaderBjøranger, Jan
Ensemble1B1 (Ensemble Bjergsted 1)
HarpsichordParadiso, Anna
TheorboNordberg, Jonas
RecorderLaurin, Dan
ConductorBjøranger, Jan

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