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ClassicsOnline Home » VIVALDI, A.: Tesori del Piemonte, Vol. 52 - Violin Concertos, Vol. 5: RV 177, 212a, 242, 246, 328, 370, 379 (Per Pisendel) (Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro)
This brilliant recording continues Naïve label's monumental project to record some 450 works from Vivaldi's private collection found in the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitatia of Turin. Fifth of the volumes of violin concertos, it is the most vibrant and exciting to date. Considering how good the others have been, that is quite an achievement.
All of these concertos were either written for Vivaldi's friend, the German virtuoso Johann Pisendel, or were copied by him to take back to Germany. They tell us a lot about the brilliance and skills Pisendel must have brought to his performances.
These are bravura, technically demanding pieces for the violinist and Dimitry Sinkovsky in his flashy yet precise performance is breath-taking, particularly in some of the outer movements. The clarity and purity of many of the runs and thirty second notes (with double stops)could only be played using period performance practices, and even then there are few violinists who could match Sinkovsky's skill. But Sinkovsky is no mere technician. The ever-inventive Vivaldi provides grace, lyricism and pathos to balance the showmanship. Many of the inner movements are treasures of unbelievable beauty that seem to stop time and Sinkovsky is most touching here.
Throughout these concertos, Sinkovsky never misses a note, literally or figuratively. The newly formed period group, Il Pomo D'Oro, specializing in opera performance, is directed by Sinkovsky. They have a shared vision of these concertos. The band brings a vivid attack, amazing and varied colour and drama to their performance.
Naive's commitment to Vivaldi and this wonderful project is fully rewarded in this stunning performance.more....
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