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Track(s) taken from CKD281

Sonata in C minor, RV83


Adrian Chandler (violin), Gareth Deats (cello), La Serenissima
Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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Recording details: March 2006
St Andrew's Church, Toddington, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: June 2006
Total duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds

Cover artwork: The Fire (1744) by Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757)
AKG London


'L'Amore per Elvira is the title La Serenissima have given this disc, referring to the fact that the three chamber cantatas it includes deal with the ups and downs of love for a lady of that name … Mhairi Lawson brings to them her characteristically bright and powerful tone and strong sense of drama … there is no doubt that with well programmed and performed releases such as this, La Serenissima are winning an important place for themselves' (Gramophone)

'Certainly the booklet, with beautifully clear tracking details, texts and translations and interesting notes by La Serenissima's director and principal violinist, Adrian Chandler, looks impressive and implies authoritative and well-prepared performances. And that's what we get … Mhairi Lawson [has] a rich and truly lovely voice, always beautifully controlled and with an almost instrumental quality in its clarity of pitch and articulation—brilliantly demonstrated in the opening of Tremori al braccio. Impressive music-making, perceptive Vivaldi performances' (International Record Review)» More

'Überhaupt nutzt Lawson die Rezitative zu dramatischen Darstellungen, die sich mehr an der gesprochenen Sprache orientieren, als an brillantem bel canto Gesang. So wirkt ihre Darbietung sehr realistisch und wird auch all jenen Hörer das Geschehen verdeutlichen, die nicht mit dem Italienischen vertraut sind. Die Bedeutung erschließt sich einem einfach aus Lawsons bildlicher Interpretation. Aber nicht nur die Rezitative wirken wunderbar plastisch, sie trägt auch die Arien herrlich seelenvoll vor. Dabei kommt ihr ihr extrem flexibler Sopran zu Gute, mit dem sie unterschiedliche Ausdrucksnuancen scheinbar spielerisch herausarbeitet. Ihr Stimme überstrahlt alles' (Klassik.com, Germany)» More
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