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Vivaldi: Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2010
This album features a premium collection of some of Vivaldi's masterworks. The Magnificat that was recorded by Alessandrini on a previous album (opus 111, 1999), gets an even better performance here. I already had the Nisi Dominus and Salve Regina featuring the great Andreas Scholl (Dir. Pual Dyer, DECCA, 2001) and loved it, but Sara Mingado gives such an exquisite appearance that really "upgraded" my delight, an experience of re-discovering the music in the case of the Nisi Dominus. The album also includes a superb version of the Dixit Dominus (RV 594), and I highly recommend to complement it with a record of the Dixit Dominus (RV 807) that was discovered in 2005 - dir. Peter Kopp, Archiv Produktion, 2006 - that also features Sara Mingardo and Roberta Invernizzi Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus. finally, another gem in this album is the Laudare pueri (RV 600), preformed gracefully by Gemma Betagnolli.

The album I purchased is a limited version released by Naïve in 2008 (OP 30475) which includes some pages of original manuscripts by Vivaldi, and only numerous items of it are still available online, but don't hesitate to purchase the 2003 release (OP 30383) - it is truly a must-have to all Baroque music lovers.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 14 February 2014
Alessandrini has reconstructed a Vivaldi Vespers Service for the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin. Vivaldi wrote many Vesper Services for the Virgin but none of them survive completely intact. This reconstruction is magnificent. It is grand, opulent and highly refined. The instrumental interludes and the Antiphonies are especially notable. This is precisely because in the case of the Antiphonies Alessandrini has "re-shaped" the antique Gregorian chant melodies of the Antiphonies in the form of "ariette", for which there is evidence of such a new style being used in Vivaldi's day. Alessandrini has however re-written them in a style older than that of Vivaldi. This entire reconstruction is very beautiful, highly articulated and elegant. The orchestration of the Magnificat RV 610a has also been re-written for a double choir and double orchestra to great effect. The choir is mixed male and female and not a completely female choir as would have been the case of a performance of the Vespers in the Ospedale della Pietà. The solo singing is exceptional. The psalms which form the body of the service and the other religious works, the Salve Regina ,and the Ave Maria etc. are better than the Robert King recordings of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi on Hyperion. Gramophone has said that the choir in this recording is under favoured, and that there is a slight fuzzy mechanical "swirling" in the sound. Although that it is true that the choir is not dominantly placed acoustically, it is a relatively minor defect and however I do not notice any "swirling" mechanical sound disturbances in the recording. Highly recommended. A classic desert island recording.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2010
The best recording of leading Vivaldi's religious works !

This album features a premium collection of some of Vivaldi's masterworks. The Magnificat that was recorded by Alessandrini on a previous album (opus 111, 1999), gets an even better performance here. I already had the Nisi Dominus and Salve Regina featuring the great Andreas Scholl (Dir. Pual Dyer, DECCA, 2001) and loved it, but Sara Mingado gives such an exquisite appearance that really "upgraded" my delight, an experience of re-discovering the music in the case of the Nisi Dominus. The album also includes a superb version of the Dixit Dominus (RV 594), and I highly recommend to complement it with a record of the Dixit Dominus (RV 807) that was discovered in 2005 - dir. Peter Kopp, Archiv Produktion, 2006 - that also features Sara Mingardo and Roberta Invernizzi Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus. finally, another gem in this album is the Laudare pueri (RV 600), preformed gracefully by Gemma Betagnolli.

The album I purchased is a limited version released by Naïve in 2008 (OP 30475) which includes some pages of original manuscripts by Vivaldi, and only numerous items of it are still available online, but don't hesitate to purchase the 2003 release (OP 30383) - it is truly a must-have to all Baroque music lovers.
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on 4 September 2014
Astonishing beginning
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