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Concerti And Concerti Grossi By Handel, JS Bach, And Vivaldi - Wigmore Hall Live
 
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Concerti And Concerti Grossi By Handel, JS Bach, And Vivaldi - Wigmore Hall Live

1 Jan. 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2006
  • Label: Wigmore Hall Live
  • Copyright: (c) 2006 The Wigmore Hall Trust
  • Total Length: 1:01:27
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  • ASIN: B001JGKCC0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,184 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Baroque concerto favorites on period instruments, live at Wigmore Hall 12 April 2012
By Kenneth Bergman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Academy of Ancient Music was founded by harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood in 1973 and is currently under the direction of Richard Egarr. The Academy performs and records music from the Baroque and Classical periods, played on period instruments. This CD was recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall in 2005 and features Baroque selections by Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach.

Handel wrote (in some cases compiled from earlier compositions)a set of twelve concerti grossi (Opus 6), two of which are heard here. No. 1 in G is a light-hearted work, whereas No. 10 in D-minor is far more serious. Each of these concertos pits a trio of two violins and a cello against a larger string ensemble, a style that Handel learned from Corelli. No. 10 features a dramatic overture and an elaborate fugue, followed by a breathtakingly beautiful Air, marked lento, and it ends with a dance movement in D-major.

Vivaldi's Concerto in B-flat for Two Violins includes many passages where one violin imitates the other or where they play in thirds. In the Concerto in B-flat for Oboe and Violin, the oboe part is dominant, with the violin mostly adding imitations and counterpoint figurations. The Baroque period oboe, played very ably by Frank deBruine, has a mellower, less nasal sound than does a modern oboe.

Bach studied the music of Vivaldi, and his concertos reflect Vivaldi's influence. In the well-known Concerto in D-minor for Two Violins, however, Bach introduced a level of counterpoint not heard in Vivaldi in the driving first and last movements. The gorgeous second movement Largo, on the other hand, sets a pastoral scene with the two violins imitating each other. This concerto is without doubt one of Bach's finest creations.

In this performance, the Academy is led by Pavlo Benzosiuk, who also performs the first violinist part, with Rachel Podger as second violinist, in the duets. The orchestra performs in Baroque style, with lively tempos in the allegros and more note detachment, even in some of the legato passages. Also, the string players use less vibrato than is normally used today. The harpsichordist (Alastair Ross) adds ornamental decorations to his continuo part.

This is a live performance, and audience applause is heard after each work, but otherwise either the audience was exceptionally quiet or the sound engineers carefully removed any coughs, etc. The DDD sound is very live and gives the impression of actually being present in a concert hall.

For aficionados of music performed on period instruments, this is a splendid recording of some of the most enjoyable Baroque concertos. Definitely recommended.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful, relaxing Baroque recording 23 Jan. 2007
By Diverse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The pieces on this CD are well chosen and combine for a good listening experience. The live recording itself is very good. I couldn't tell it was live until the applause at the end. The pieces are not slow moving, but rather a bit fast-paced, exemplified by the final piece of Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins.

I got this yesterday and listened to it 3 times already.
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