Vivaldi Chamber Concertos


London Harpsichord Ensemble

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Just twenty of Vivaldi’s 500 or so concertos are written as chamber concertos, scored for between three and six instruments without any accompaniment except continuo. Six are featured here in highly acclaimed recordings by the London Harpsichord Ensemble. The booklet features a four page essay by Vivaldi authority, Michael Talbot.

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Concertos for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo

Concerto in F RV 99

  1. Allegro       3.49
  2. Largo          1.49
  3. Allegro       2.21

Concerto in G minor RV 107

  1. Allegro       2.27
  2. Largo          4.24
  3. Allegro       2.40

Concerto in C RV 88

  1. Allegro       3.22
  2. Largo cantabile  2.23
  3. Allegro molto     2.15

Concerto in D RV 94

  1. Allegro      3.52
  2. Largo         3.51
  3. Allegro      3.51

Concerto in G minor RV 106 (flute, violin, bassoon and continuo)

  1. Allegro        2.52
  2. Largo           4.03
  3. Allegro        2.25

Concerto in D RV 90 (Il gardellino)

  1. Allegro       4.25
  2. Largo          2.33
  3. Allegro       3.37

Total time:  58 minutes

The London Harpsichord Ensemble, Sarah Francis (director)

Graham Mayger (flute), Sarah Francis (oboe), Peter Stevens (violin), Robert Jordan (bassoon), Bernard Richards (cello), Christopher Kite (harpsichord)

Recording engineer: Nick Parker, Recording producer: Martin Compton

Recorded in St. Paul’s Church, Southgate in 1988


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    ‘A highly engaging group of chamber concertos. The players persuasively work together as a team, creating a most attractive intimacy, and the truthful and well balanced recording adds to the listener’s pleasure.’
    Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

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