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VIVALDI: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1

Composer(s):Vivaldi, Antonio
Artist(s) Drahos, Bela, Conductor • Drahos, Bela, flute • Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.553365
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



It's all good!
Review By EP104031,May 2011

An excellent collection of Vivaldi flute work. Unlike many other compilation albums including (often small) parts of Vivaldi, this is it all in one place (there is also Volume 2 on this site). I would highly recommend it.

I suspect there is no point in explaining why this artist is so good. Followers of Vivaldi will already know. For newbies - and followers of other baroque music - an excellent introduction to his works.

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

This Naxos disc collects multiple Concertos, but with a continuo instead of an orchestra. Although not to be played at a single sitting, these works offer a great deal of pleasure, stemming from their rich textural interplay with plenty of imitation among the soloist. The quality of invention is astonishingly high. Il gardellino (which opens the programme) is justly famous, but the G minor work, RV 107, is also remarkable, with a touching Siciliano slow movement; it ends with a chaconne which maintains the minor key. RV 88 has a strikingly cheerful opening movement, then gives prominence to the flute both in its central Largo cantabile and in another chirping finale. RV 89 effectively brings a change of colour in the use of a pair of violins in



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