Saturday, November 28, 2015

VIVALDI Violin Concertos Volume 3

“This dazzling recital of violin concertos highlights the vast expressive range of which Vivaldi was capable, especially when writing for his own instrument. Duilio Galfetti and I Barocchisti under Diego Fasolis give ardent, full-blooded performances which I find irrepressible and full of theatrical gesture.” --BBC Music Magazine, November 2009 *****

“each concerto is given a radiant account by Duilio Galfetti and the wonderfully incisive I Barocchisti” --The Observer, 16th August 2009 
Vol.1 - Vol.2

Duilio M. Galfetti (violin) - I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

Naïve releases the third volume dedicated to Vivaldi’s violin concertos in its ground breaking project, the Vivaldi Edition. Multi award-winning violinist Duilio Galfetti is accompanied by acclaimed early music ensemble I Barocchisti under the direction of Diego Fasolis.

Vivaldi violin scholar Olivier Fouré continues to assist Naïve in giving coherence to the awesome task of recording some 90 violin concertos written by Vivaldi. Armed with a wealth of historical knowledge of the background to these concertos, he has cleverly divided them by theme. The violin concertos in this volume have been chosen specifically to reflect the strong influence of dance on the music of the composer. The recording features two of Vivaldi’s favourite violin concertos, RV210 and RV333, several sequences from RV333 are used in other compositions, notably the slow movement which recurs in RV556. They perfectly display Vivaldi’s inimitable genius for fashioning strong musical identities in next to no time.

After obtaining his diploma in violin from the Dreilinden Conservatory of Lucerne in the class of Gunars Larsens in 1989, Duilio M. Galfetti started a long collaboration with the Milanese Baroque ensemble Il Giardino Armonico. Over this period, as an accomplished lutenist as well as violinist, he made a number of major recordings for Teldec, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and Vivaldi’s complete mandolin and lute concertos, which were enthusiastically received by the critics and won numerous awards (Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and a Gramophone Award). In 1997 Duilio Galfetti became a member of the Swiss-Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra and founded the acclaimed early music ensemble I Barocchisti with Diego Fasolis.

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