Federico Guglielmo (violin/direction), L’Arte dell’Arco
For the first time Vivaldi’s complete Op. 1‐12 in one set!
Already during his lifetime Vivaldi was a popular and successful composer, and, possessing a keen commercial talent, he published his own works. The works published during his lifetime are contained in his Opus 1‐12, featuring such popular cycles as the Four Seasons, L’Estro Armonico, La Stravaganza, the flute concertos, and several sets of trio sonatas. These are by far to most popular works by the Venetian priest, and today they sound as fresh and sensational as when they were composed.
Newly recorded and based on the new Critical Edition by Alessandro Borin, Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.
Performed by the Italian Early Music group L’Arte dell’Arco, led by violinist (and soloist) Federico Guglielmo. French magazine Diapason wrote about them: ”they understand the secret language of Vivaldi…rich and generous instrumental textures envelop the expressive lines of the solo violin…”. All the previous separate issues have met with great critical acclaim, resulting in many 5 star reviews in the international press.
Included as a bonus CD, the new recording of the Cello Sonatas. Although without opus number they were certainly published during Vivaldi’s lifetime.