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La Serenissima
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La Serenissima

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La Serenissima was formed in 1994 for a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s La Senna festeggiante (RV693) and ten years later, has firmly established itself as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his Italian contemporaries.

Since the first CD release in 2003, La Serenissima has been universally applauded by publications such as Gramophone magazine, The Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Diapason, Fanfare, American Record Guide, The Independent, The Strad, La Stampa, Gaudisc and the Evening Standard for its performances and recordings.

Whilst works like the Four Seasons form an important part of La Serenissima’s repertoire, (one performance being described by The Independent as ‘bouncily eager to entertain, astonish and delight,’) La Serenissima pride themselves on bringing works seldom heard to the concert platform, including Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa (RV729), Giustino (RV724), Tito Manlio (RV717), Tremori al braccio (RV799), the violin sonata (RV798), the Concerto fatto per la Solennità della S. Lingua di S. Antonio in Padova, 1712 (RV212) and the two double violin concerti from his manuscript set La Cetra (RV520 and 526). Rarities by other composers include Albinoni’s Il Nascimento dell’Aurora, and Caldara’s Cantata per la Notte del Santissimo Natale.

La Serenissima has appeared at many of the UK’s leading festivals and venues including South Bank Early Music Festival, Spitalfields, Warwick, Lichfield and the Beverley Early Music Festivals, York Early Music Festival, Cambridge Summer Music, St George’s Bristol and Snape Maltings. They have also appeared in Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Mexico and Spain, all to great acclaim. They have performed for BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions.

2006 saw the release of their fourth disc with Avie Records, and the first of a series of three charting the development of the North Italian violin concerto.

'Vivaldi: L'Amore per Elvira' (CKD281)
Vivaldi: L'Amore per Elvira
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ANTONIO VIVALDI  (1678-1741)
Elvira, anima mia, RV654 with Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 with Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Sonata in B minor, RV37 with Adrian Chandler (violin)
Sonata in C minor, RV83 with Adrian Chandler (violin), Gareth Deats (cello)
Sonata in D major, RV11 with Adrian Chandler (violin)
Tremori al braccio, RV799 with Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ah nò, mia cara Elvira  No 3, Recitativo of Tremori al braccio, RV799 (Vivaldi)
Allegrezza, mio core  No 3, Recitative of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Augelletti, voi col canto  No 2, Aria of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Elvira, anima mia  No 1, Recitativo of Elvira, anima mia, RV654 (Vivaldi)
Elvira, anima mia, RV654 (Vivaldi)
Lungi dal vago volto  No 1, Recitative of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Mi stringerai sì  No 4, Aria of Lungi dal vago volto, RV680 (Vivaldi)
Partirò, ma vedrai quanto  No 2, Aria of Elvira, anima mia, RV654 (Vivaldi)
Passo al rogo fatal  No 3, Recitativo of Elvira, anima mia, RV654 (Vivaldi)
Pupille vaghe  No 4, Aria of Elvira, anima mia, RV654 (Vivaldi)
Quando chiami dolce, e cara  No 2, Aria of Tremori al braccio, RV799 (Vivaldi)
Quello che senti, ò bella  No 4, Aria of Tremori al braccio, RV799 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in B minor, RV37 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in C minor, RV83 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in D major, RV11 (Vivaldi)
Tremori al braccio  No 1, Recitative of Tremori al braccio, RV799 (Vivaldi)
Tremori al braccio, RV799 (Vivaldi)
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