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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55102
Recording details: April 1988
Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Nicholas Parker
Engineered by Nicholas Parker
Release date: December 1989
Total duration: 10 minutes 26 seconds

'Captivating pieces whose melodic charm, fine craftsmanship and varied tonal palette make them rewarding both to play and hear' (BBC Music Magazine)

'As refreshing a package of out-of-the-way Vivaldi as has recently come my way' (The Magic Flute, USA)

Concerto for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo in D major, RV94

Allegro  [3'38]
Largo  [3'08]
Allegro  [3'40]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In the outer movements of the Concerto in D major, RV94, for treble recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo Vivaldi affords pride of place to the violin although the other instruments, notably the recorder, have a solo role to play too. The solo episodes of the first movement are vividly contrasted instrumentally, rhythmically, and melodically. The first belongs solely to the violin whilst in the second the recorder is dominant with oboe and violin interjections. Episode three is shared between violin and recorder, and in episode four the recorder plays a lyrical ‘cantilena’ to the accompaniment of violin arpeggios. The fifth episode highlights the violin once more, but with short tutti interruptions. The binary middle movement is entrusted to the recorder whose expressive melody is accompanied by arpeggio figures on the violin. The concluding movement begins with an energetic violin solo from which a powerful unison tutti develops. As the music progresses so, too, does the virtuoso role of the violin become increasingly apparent.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 1989

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