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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 16 november 2018 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 11 mei 2018 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
Concertos for viola d'amore represent a fairly atypical part of Vivaldi's work, and he was probably the first composer to write pieces for this work in the solo concerto format. The viola d'amore was certainly well-liked for its soft, suggestive sound, which evoked the moods and climes of the orient thanks, in particular to its sympathetic strings which vibrate with those strings the player bows. But it was little-used because of its complex tuning and objective difficulties involved in playing it. In fact, the instrument would be tuned in different ways to fit the tonality of the piece being played – the famous scordatura, so finicky for the musicians – and it is believed that Vivaldi wrote these specifically for one of the musicians at Venice's Pietá: the famous Anna-Maria. Another characteristic of these concertos for viola d'amore, the rapid movements are also much longer and fuller than in most of Vivaldi's writing, for example in the seven string concertos which figure at the start of the album, or in the miniatures which were intended as showcases for the talent of the greatest possible number of soloists in the public concerts at the Pietá. A little curiosity is offered up here in the shape of the original concerto La Conca RV163, whose themes mimic the sound of the "conca", a kind of large marine conch used as an instrument since prehistoric times. The recording includes a conch being sounded at the start of the first movement by way of explanation. © SM/Qobuz
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 13 april 2018 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
A player of the harpsichord, organ and pianoforte; a choirmaster and conductor; Rinaldo Alessandrini is a teacher too, who loves to use his records and concerts to draw his audience into thrilling themes. This Roman is well-placed to know just how much history – and musical history is no exception here – is made up of strata which build up over each other, creating a jumble which can be anarchic, but which always drives invention. After an album that retells the story of 150 Years of Italian Music (Naïve 1994), and then another dedicated to the beginnings of Italian baroque in 1600 (Naïve 2012), we were treated to an enchanting black pearl, as incongruous as it was strange: Monteverdi - Night. Stories of lovers and Warriors (Naïve 2017) offers a collection of works that celebrate the night. Here is a recording dedicated to the flourishing of instrumental music in the later baroque period around 1700. The new composers who appear in this new work, Locatelli, Mascitti, Vivaldi, Caldara, Durante, Galuppi, Pugnani, were all very famous in their own times, and all went off to bring the good news about this new musical style to the four corners of Europe; they built up a kind of international musical language which would entrance the courts, and music-lovers in their first public concerts. The record bears that joyful playing style characteristic of Rinaldo Alessandrini and his Concerto Italiano, and a virtuosity which is as much a pleasure to behold as the rococo architecture and painting of that flamboyant epoch. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 maart 2018 | Channel Classics Records

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Exceptional sound
After the volumes dedicated to Vivaldi's great instrumental cycles, La Stravaganza (2004), La Cetra (2012) and L’Estro armonico (2015), English violinist Rachel Podger continues her work with her Brecon Baroque ensemble to bring out this version of the Four Seasons, which is rounded off with three violin concertos. Brecon Baroque is an offshoot of the festival of the same name that takes place every year at the end of October, in Wales. A magical place at the confluence of two rivers, where the spectacular countryside draws visitors every year in their hundreds. A passionate fan of the music of Vivaldi and Biber, Rachel Podger, who studied in Germany, demonstrates through her performances just how much the Red Priest's music (and her herself, following Biber) can cloak itself in the mysterious and bizarre, to the point that Vivaldi appears here as a distant descendant of the mannerists from the late Renaissance and early Baroque period. This is a particularly interesting and successful take.
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 januari 2018 | Alia Vox

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
From 700 to1797, the Serenissima independence had a long life from its blurry beginnings up until the Treaty of Campoformio in 1797 which bound together the Republic of Venice to Italy. This millenium is musically illustrated by Jordi Savall on his latest work. He has surrounded himself by his own troops: the Hespèrion XXI, the Capella Reial de Catalunya, the Concert des Nations, as well as numerous "guest stars" from all over the Mediterranean. The history of Venice is known to alternate between times of economic, political and military prosperity, as it found itself under threat by hostile armies from the Ottoman Empire, France, Spain and the House of Austria. We hear an Orthodox vocal ensemble from Thessaloniki, the Jewish cantor Lior Elmaleh, Orient Musicians for all the Arabic, Moorish and Ottoman influences, and Haïg Sarikouyoundjian for Armenia in this extraordinary compilation. The works range from Byzantine songs to a fairly quirky adaptation of Beethoven signed by Luigi Bordese - a four-part male choir and organ with a text by Adolphe Joly. Not forgetting Mozart’s Turkish March which is deliciously rewritten by Savall, or even the classical Ottoman musicians Monteverdi and Vivaldi, as well as Rosenmüller (who worked for a long time in Venice, after having to flee Leipzig from a grim story involving young boys… less of a scandal in Venice it seemed…), Janequin illustrating Marignan, Dufay and his Fall of Constantinople, the Crusades and the songs that followed, in short, everything that you could imagine. A sumptuous document explaining the ins and outs of the whole matter. © SM/Qobuz
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Concerten voor blaasinstrumenten - Verschenen op 19 januari 2018 | Accent

Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Stefan Temmingh is a member of the new young generation of world-class recorder players. Born in Cape Town, he comes from a Dutch-South-African family of musicians and now lives in Munich. Being an early music specialist, he plays internationally with his baroque ensemble at renowned festivals and concert series, and can also be heard as a member of ensembles of all sizes in Europe, Asia and Africa. His fine playing is regularly compared to the style of the legendary Frans Brüggen. On this collaboration with the Capricornus Consort Basel, he makes use of his wide array of technical and musical resources to render a reference version of Vivaldi’s Recorder Concertos. © Accent
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 10 november 2017 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
This is a gentle kind of duet, which sets up Cecilia Bartoli "opposite" cellist Sol Gabetta, if we can speak of "opposition". The two stars chose a few airs out of the baroque repertoire where the composers have included a part for cello, and the two lines intertwine against the backdrop of the continuo or the orchestra. Albinoni, Caldara, Haendel and many others have often married the cello's deep voice with the light, airy tones of the soprano in a game of mirrors, contrasts, and "he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not”... This highly original billing benefits not only from the duettists' clear talents, but also the involvement of the Capella Gabetta led by the violinist Andrés Gabetta - to be sure, in the duets of old it wasn't the done thing for other performers to get involved, but in this instance, it adds up to a perfect balance. It's certainly not the end of the world - or of this duet! This album, highly original, is one of September's nicest surprises.
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 22 september 2017 | Channel Classics Records

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Rachel Podger, “the queen of the baroque violin” (Sunday Times), has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. A creative programmer, she is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. This new album brings together the compositions by four violinist-composers, three Italians and one German, all born during the last quarter of the 17th Century and who all died (except Vivaldi, who died younger) around the 1760s. These works explore the imagination of the then revolutionary form that was the Sonata for violin and continuo. Weaving together stylised ancient dances and the more Germanic preludic tradition, these Sonatas transport us to a world of musical amazement. Rachel Podger says: “The four composers’ connections read like a popular comedy! Violin virtuosos Verachini and Pisendel had an argument which resulted in Veracini flying into a rage and throwing himself from first floor a balcony, damaging his foot and limping forever after. Verachini amazed Tartini with his astonishingly smooth bowing technique, whereupon Tartini locked himself away to practice. Pisendel studied with Tartini and Vivaldi...” Let us add that one of Vivaldi’s Sonatas here recorded is dedicated to Pisendel. Podger gives great unity to those works, composed all around Europe at a time when powerful musical influences were continuously changing styles and fashions.
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Wereldlijke vocale muziek - Verschenen op 3 maart 2017 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 24 februari 2017 | Avie Records

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Gramophone Award - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 oktober 2016 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 15 juli 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 10 de Répertoire - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio
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Concerten voor viool - Verschenen op 23 september 2016 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Award - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Le Choix de France Musique
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2014 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 mei 2014 | Zig-Zag Territoires

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 15 juli 2013 | naïve classique

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Choc du Monde de la Musique - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica

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