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Volume 3 of this expanding series continues the remarkable high standards of inspiration,
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This review is from: Vivaldi: Concerti per Violino 3 - 'Il Ballo' (Audio CD)
This disc, recorded in 2007-8, continues the series of recordings intended eventually to encompass all the works by Vivaldi in the Turin Library. This is the largest collection of Vivaldi scores and is a colossal undertaking for a recording company. On this disc there are another 7 concertos to savour, some already may be familiar but most will be new experiences.
Once more we are introduced to yet another soloist of considerable skill and imagination who is well matched by the I Bariccisti orchestra of period specialists. The playing is typical of these new Italian views of Vivaldi and thus every opportunity is taken to observe every accent, syncopation and interesting turn of phrase. This is a completely enlivening experience and tends to make performances dating from pre-period performances sound positively earthbound, and some early period performances sound technically under-nourished.
Vivaldi's inspiration seems endless and never seems to flag or to become in any way mechanical or system driven.
I would suggest that this volume of this series is well worth considering and investigating. A word of warning though. Once sampled there is a real risk that others may quickly be added to a collection. There are a lot of worthwhile titles so far and a long way to go!