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  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
  • Audio CD (14 Jan. 2013)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naive
  • ASIN: B009ETI3YI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,212 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Concerto RV485 in F major: I.Allegro non moltoSergio Azzolini 4:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Concerto RV485 in F major: II.AndanteSergio Azzolini 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Concerto RV485 in F major: III.Allegro moltoSergio Azzolini 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Concerto RV502 in B flat major: I.AllegroSergio Azzolini 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Concerto RV502 in B flat major: II.LargoSergio Azzolini 5:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Concerto RV502 in B flat major: III.[senza indicazione di tempo]Sergio Azzolini 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Concerto RV474 in C major: I.AllegroSergio Azzolini 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Concerto RV474 in C major: II.LargoSergio Azzolini 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Concerto RV474 in C major: III.AllegroSergio Azzolini 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Concerto RV480 in C minor: I.AllegroSergio Azzolini 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Concerto RV480 in C minor: II.[senza indicazione di tempo]Sergio Azzolini 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Concerto RV480 in C minor: III.AllegroSergio Azzolini 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Concerto RV494 in G major: I.AllegroSergio Azzolini 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Concerto RV494 in G major: II.LargoSergio Azzolini 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Concerto RV494 in G major: III.[senza indicazione di tempo]Sergio Azzolini 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Concerto RV475 in C major: I.Allegro non moltoSergio Azzolini 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Concerto RV475 in C major: II.AdagioSergio Azzolini 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Concerto RV475 in C major: III.Allegro non moltoSergio Azzolini 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 

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As you would expect after the successful volumes 1 and 2, this is a very exciting recording, featuring the virtuosity and poetry of Sergio Azzolini. This 48th release in the Vivaldi Edition features a selection of the finest works for bassoon ever composed. Azzolini is like a magician with his instrument and with each CD Azzolini proves himself to be an artist of endless immagination and virtuosity and surpasses the one before. In the catalogue of Vivaldi s works, the bassoon is in fact the instrument assigned the largest number of solo concertos after those written for the violin, the composer s own instrument.There are 39 concertos for bassoon in the National Library of Turin, which means we are only just half way on this wonderful journey!

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...the utter master of the instrument, and surmounts the technical difficulties works such as the present six concertos pose to lesser mortals with enviable ease … all lovers of Baroque music will enjoy this. --Brian Clark, Early Music Review February 2013

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jon Chambers TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 May 2013
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Despite the fact that Vivaldi's bassoon concertos are all the products of his ripe maturity (ie late 1720s on) and despite knowing that he clearly had a special affinity with this instrument (and indeed with another of the bass register - the cello), I was dubious about buying this CD. On the strength of my Naxos bassoon concerto recordings (seldom played) and others (ditto), I had strong reservations. But it is a mistake to dismiss Vivaldi's late work too prematurely. Even those concertos without striking rhythmic or melodic qualities eventually captivate the listener in their own magical way, and I've recently learnt from my mistake of thinking too lightly of the late violin concerto, RV243, once considered slight but, thanks to Carmignola's recent release, I now regard as one of his most sublime works.

The concertos that comprise volume III of Naive's series for bassoon provided the perfect taster for me. There was no concerto listed here with the immediate presence of RV484 or the lyrical charm of RV498, for example. This was an opportunity, therefore, to see if all the hype surrounding Sergio Azzolini and L'Aura Soave Cremona was justified.

It is. The big difference between this and lesser recordings is not so much the quality of the soloist, but the creative engagement of the ensemble as a whole. Azzolini is a more than competent bassoon player. His accompanying essay makes his passion for Vivaldi's work for bassoon very obvious, and so does his playing. But many other bassoon players are hugely competent too. For me, it is the imaginative variation of texture that is the real triumph. If it's true that the bassoon has many arresting solo passages in Vivaldi's non-bassoon concertos, then it is equally true that other instruments have starring roles to play in these works.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scarpa Giuseppe on 14 July 2014
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Creative interpretation 9 Jun. 2013
By Jon Chambers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Despite the fact that Vivaldi's bassoon concertos are all the products of his ripe maturity (ie late 1720s on) and despite knowing that he clearly had a special affinity with this instrument (and indeed with another of the bass register - the cello), I was dubious about buying this CD. On the strength of my Naxos bassoon concerto recordings (seldom played) and others (ditto), I had strong reservations. But it is a mistake to dismiss Vivaldi's late work too prematurely. Even those concertos without striking rhythmic or melodic qualities eventually captivate the listener in their own magical way, and I've recently learnt from my mistake of thinking too lightly of the late violin concerto, RV243, once considered slight but, thanks to Carmignola's recent release, I now regard as one of his most sublime works.

The concertos that comprise volume III of Naive's series for bassoon provided the perfect taster for me. There was no concerto listed here with the immediate presence of RV484 or the lyrical charm of RV498, for example. This was an opportunity, therefore, to see if all the hype surrounding Sergio Azzolini and L'Aura Soave Cremona was justified.

It is. The big difference between this and lesser recordings is not so much the quality of the soloist, but the creative engagement of the ensemble as a whole. Azzolini is a more than competent bassoon player. His accompanying essay makes his passion for Vivaldi's work for bassoon very obvious, and so does his playing. But many other bassoon players are hugely competent too. For me, it is the imaginative variation of texture that is the real triumph. If it's true that the bassoon has many arresting solo passages in Vivaldi's non-bassoon concertos, then it is equally true that other instruments have starring roles to play in these works. Creditably, L'Aura Soave Cremona foreground solo violin, and later solo cello. As for Sig. Azzolini, he conjures some beguiling textures from his replica of a 1710 bassoon. In idle moments, I've often wondered what Vivaldi would have made of modern instruments, like the saxophone. Azzolini hints at an answer to such questions in some of his more improvisational and freewheeling 'fantasie', witness the cadenza to RV475, for example, in which both manner and timbre suggest the jazz saxophonist.

This release has scarcely left my CD player for the last fortnight or so, and the other two discs released in this series so far are eagerly awaited. Budget labels are very rarely worth the economy they promise. Like other late Vivaldi concertos, these are works to be savoured, and they deserve sensitive and inspired treatment.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Third one as good or better than I and II 4 April 2013
By Tero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have assorted recordings of the bassoon concertos through the years. The selections here are refreshing, or else I never heard this set played properly. Volume II had one of my favorites played a but too fast, but no complaints on this.

Will they record all 39? Will I get them all? We will see. The Naxos series I gave up after two.
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