Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione op. VIII - Vol. 1

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone, Ottavio Dantone
Solist: Stefano Montanari
Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina
Genre: Baroque
Label: SACD
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47564-8
Total Time: 57:07
Recording Date: 92.000
Technology: Hybrid: 5+1 surround and stereo high resolution (DSD technique) + stereo CD layer
Release Date: 01.09.2007

Description

The complete concertos op.8 ''Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Invenzione'' are the most famous collection of Italian concertos, including ''The Four Seasons''.

Arts is proud to offer these Vivaldi's masterpieces in an exciting interpretation by one of the leading Italian ensembles performing on original instruments. This fascinating recording is now available on Hybrid SACD with 5+1 channels for the first time. A refreshing, brilliant and virtuoso performance which is presented by some of the best Italian soloists, such as the violinist Stefano Montanari, the oboist Paolo Grazzi and the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone, who also conducts the worldwide well-known ensemble Accademia Bizantina.

This recording of ''The Four Seasons'' and of all other famous concertos of Op.8 is characterized by the utilisation of a large and varied continuo and by an energetic, fanciful and innovating interpretation.

The first six concertos of the collection are offered on Volume 1 (47564-8 - ''The Four Seasons'', ''La Tempesta di mare'' and ''Il Piacere'') and the further six concertos, including also the two oboe concertos, on Volume 2 (47565-8).

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
I. Allegro
Concerto in Mi maggiore op. 8 No. 1 RV 269, F.I/22 (La Primavera)
03.33 0,99 €
2
II. Allegro e pianissimo sempre
Concerto in Mi maggiore op. 8 No. 1 RV 269, F.I/22 (La Primavera)
02.21 0,99 €
3
III. Danza pastorale
Concerto in Mi maggiore op. 8 No. 1 RV 269, F.I/22 (La Primavera)
03.45 0,99 €
4
I. Allegro non molto
Concerto in sol minore op. 8 No. 2 RV 315, F.I/23 (L'Estate)
05.22 2,00 €
5
II. Adagio-Presto
Concerto in sol minore op. 8 No. 2 RV 315, F.I/23 (L'Estate)
02.13 0,99 €
6
III. Presto
Concerto in sol minore op. 8 No. 2 RV 315, F.I/23 (L'Estate)
02.36 0,99 €
7
I. Allegro
Concerto in Fa maggiore op. 8 No. 3 RV 293, F.I/24 (L'Autunno)
04.52 0,99 €
8
II. Adagio
Concerto in Fa maggiore op. 8 No. 3 RV 293, F.I/24 (L'Autunno)
03.01 0,99 €
9
III. Allegro
Concerto in Fa maggiore op. 8 No. 3 RV 293, F.I/24 (L'Autunno)
03.09 0,99 €
10
I. Allegro non molto
Concerto in fa minore op. 8 No. 4 RV 297, F.I/25 (L'Inverno)
03.22 0,99 €
11
II. Largo
Concerto in fa minore op. 8 No. 4 RV 297, F.I/25 (L'Inverno)
01.54 0,99 €
12
III. Allegro
Concerto in fa minore op. 8 No. 4 RV 297, F.I/25 (L'Inverno)
03.04 0,99 €
13
I. Presto
Concerto in Mi bemolle maggiore op. 8 No. 5 RV 253, F.I/26 (La Tempesta di Mare)
02.34 0,99 €
14
II. Largo
Concerto in Mi bemolle maggiore op. 8 No. 5 RV 253, F.I/26 (La Tempesta di Mare)
02.31 0,99 €
15
III. Presto
Concerto in Mi bemolle maggiore op. 8 No. 5 RV 253, F.I/26 (La Tempesta di Mare)
03.07 0,99 €
16
I. Allegro
Concerto in Do maggiore op. 8 No. 6 RV 180, F.I/27 (Il Piacere)
03.27 0,99 €
17
II. Largo e cantabile
Concerto in Do maggiore op. 8 No. 6 RV 180, F.I/27 (Il Piacere)
02.07 0,99 €
18
III. Allegro
Concerto in Do maggiore op. 8 No. 6 RV 180, F.I/27 (Il Piacere)
02.55 0,99 €

Reviews:

klassik.com (03.04.2008)


Dieser Stefano Montanari ist einfach ein Phänomen. Mit schier unerschöpflicher Phantasie begabt und über eine frappante instrumentale Leichtigkeit verfügend, pulverisiert er förmlich uns vermeintlich allzu bekanntes Standardrepertoire. ‘Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione’ op. 8 ist eine Sammlung von 12 Solokonzerten, die Antonio Vivaldi 1725 veröffentlicht hat. ... Stefano Montanari muss nicht verzieren, aber er kann es – und wenn, dann auf unnachahmliche Art und Weise! Eben nicht vordergründig und aufdringlich tut er das, sondern immer dem Affekt, will sagen der Stimmung der jeweiligen Musik angemessen. Gerade die langsamen Sätze sind beinahe Lehrstücke barocker Verzierungskunst. Stellenweise ganz schlicht, zuweilen mit beinahe fahler Tongebung macht Montanari Vivaldis Evergreen zu dem, was gute Musik immer sein sollte: zu einer Sensation. ...

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MDR Figaro (28.03.2008)


CD Tipp September 2007

"eine ganz außergewöhnliche Aufnahme....Zum einen spielen die italienischen Virtuosen sehr lebendig auf Originalinstrumenten aus Vivaldis Zeit. Zum anderen besticht diese Hybrid-CD mit einem kristallklaren 5.1-Surround-Klang, der die Instrumente erst richtig lebendig werden lässt, wie dies herkömmliche Stereo-Aufnahmen kaum schaffen"

Read complete review: http://www.mdr.de/mdr-figaro/musik/5108417.html

tokafi.com (20.03.2008)


"the ensemble plays with energy and a lot of unexpected dynamics. The sound is intense, brooding, agitated even - a result of the period instruments on the one hand, but undoubtedly of the unity of the ensemble as well, which can let go for more atmospheric passages and return to a tight and powerful forte in the very next moment"

read complete interview and review: http://www.tokafi.com/newsitems/mutually-inclusive/

SA-CD.net (16.11.2007)


Performance: 4 ½ Stars, Sonics (S/MC): 5 Stars

A beautiful vision of Vivaldi’s opus 8. (Jean-Jacques Millo)

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