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Chamber Music - Released October 26, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 étoiles de Classica
During the course of a full career, which justly earned him the name of "prince of baroque violinists", Giuliano Carmignola developed a remarkable vision of Bach's works for solo violin. Carmignola, a student of Szeryng and Milstein, knows this repertoire inside and out, creating a feeling of spontaneity and improvisation while remaining closely faithful to Bach's writing. He uses a discreet but present vibrato beautifully (a far cry from some other baroque musicians who step much further back from the material), and he favours a free approach to rhythm and an expressive style that highlights all the colours and subtleties of Bach's phrasing. His playing is influenced by the historical techniques unearthed by modern musicology, but it is also profoundly original, lyrical, and moving. The three Sonatas and three Partitas date back to the 1720s, the era of the great instrumental masterworks known as the Brandeburg Concertos, the First Book of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Cello Suites. The sonatas take the form of church sonatas – four movements, slow-fast-slow-fast – and the partitas borrow from the old-style dance suites in five, six or even eight movements. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Archiv Produktion

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Violin Concertos - Released January 26, 2010 | Divox

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Archiv Produktion

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Classical - Released January 1, 2013 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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The trend in historical performances of Vivaldi's violin concertos has been to have the violinist serve as leader of the ensemble, as would likely have happened in Vivaldi's time. But Vivaldi's music, like Bach's, contains multitudes of ideas, and one way to look at the concertos, especially the late ones heard here, is to regard them as part, and indeed as a foundation, of the virtuoso tradition that grew up over the 18th century. That's the idea behind this recording, featuring violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the Accademia Bizantina under conductor Ottavio Dantone. All these musicians have recorded a good deal of Vivaldi before -- Carmignola was one of the mainstays of the Brilliant label's budget Vivaldi series -- but they produce something different as a team from what they accomplished individually. These concertos are all late works; one has never been recorded before, and two others are given in reconstructed versions. Dantone can deliver a good specimen of the high-octane way of playing Vivaldi that has become common among Italian historical-instrument groups, but here he selectively reins in the Accademia Bizantina in order to put Carmignola's exertions front and center and focus on the daring and innovative contrasts that are essential to Vivaldi's late style. And what exertions they are! In addition to the sheer speed of the finales and the presence of extravagant moments such as the three-octave scale in the cadenza used in the finale of the newly reconstructed Violin Concerto in F major, RV 283, there are such novel effect as a concerto (the Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 243) written entirely without the use of the E string. This is, in short, state-of-the-art Vivaldi, and a great deal of fun for listeners of any kind. Extra points for the fun pun in the album title.
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Classical - Released September 30, 2011 | Sony Classical

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Violin Concertos - Released February 23, 2010 | Divox

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Classical - Released January 1, 2012 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Archiv Produktion

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Violin Concertos - Released September 24, 2001 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released October 26, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Violin Concertos - Released September 19, 2002 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released May 26, 2017 | Musica Viva

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Classical - Released January 1, 2012 | Archiv Produktion

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Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Archiv Produktion

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Classical - Released January 1, 2004 | Divox

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Classical - Released May 15, 2015 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released May 4, 2018 | Preludio Srl

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Violin Concertos - Released September 29, 2009 | Divox