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Regatta held in Honour of Frederick VI of Denmark (1671-1730) (1709) by Luca Carlevaris (1663-1730/1)
Nationalhistoriske Museum, Frederiksberg, Denmark / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55439
Recording details: May 1998
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: November 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 44 seconds

'An entertaining, well-played set, sure to charm all Vivaldians' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Real gems for Vivaldi lovers' (Early Music Review)

'Why mince words? This collection is one of the best Vivaldi records I have heard since I began reviewing records 40 years ago. Every movement is sheer delight' (American Record Guide)

'A fascinating collection of unusually-scored concerti' (Classic CD)

'Urgently recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'A winning programme' (Early Music Today)

Concerto in D minor, RV566
composer
circa 1720s; for two recorders, two oboes, bassoon, two violins and strings

Allegro assai  [2'48]
Largo  [2'19]
Allegro  [2'37]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
RV566, probably dating from the 1720s and written for the Pietà, features as its solo instruments pairs of recorders, oboes and violins. It is noteworthy how, in the outer movements, the solo episodes are almost entirely reserved for the violins (as in an orthodox concerto for two violins), although the wind instruments have plenty of ‘solo’ phrases to play during the tutti (ritornello) sections. As so often in his concertos, Vivaldi gives the central slow movement a chamber-music scoring, reserving it for a trio of recorders and bassoon.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1998

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