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Klaus Thunemann, I Musici - Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 27, 2019
Klaus Thunemann, I Musici - Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos (2003)

Klaus Thunemann, I Musici – Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 154:18 | 793 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 475 233-2

A generously-filled programme featuring 17 of Vivaldi's 39 Bassoon Concertos in which the distinguished bassoonist Klaus Thunemann is partnered with one of the great baroque music ensembles, I Musici.Vivaldi's 39 bassoon concertos (two are incomplete) are at the cornerstone of the bassoon repertory and in the context of Vivaldi's output constitute the greatest number of concertos for a single solo instrument after his 200+ solo violin concertos.

I Musici - Vivaldi: 12 Concerti op. 7 (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 15, 2019
I Musici - Vivaldi: 12 Concerti op. 7 (1991)

I Musici - Vivaldi: 12 Concerti op. 7 (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:32 | 653 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 426 940 2

These recordings by I Musici, with soloists Salavatore Accardo (violin) and Heinz Holliger (oboe) display both attributes in spades. The recordings were made in 1975. While maybe not displaying the same cutting-edge tempi as the most recent competition (Federico Guglielmo and Il Arte Dell'Arco in the new Brilliant Classics Vivaldi edition) they are still very very good. If you see this set for sale I wouldn't hesitate to grab it.
Mariana Sirbu, I Musici - Vivaldi: Concertos for Anna Maria (1998)

Mariana Sirbu, I Musici - Vivaldi: Concertos for Anna Maria (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:23 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4544592

The presumptuous manner in which Philips proclaims this disc of Vivaldi ‘Concertos for Anna Maria’ as being a world premiere recording is as careless as it is misleading. All six concertos have been previously recorded, some of them several times over. Even more absurdly, though, four of the six are included on a disc, with Shlomo Mintz and the Israel Chamber Orchestra, bearing virtually the same title as this new release, and claiming with greater justification, world premiere status. I reviewed Mintz’s programme very favourably in the pages of Gramophone, so readers who subsequently acquired it should proceed with caution in considering the present one.
Antonio Vivaldi - La Stravaganza - I Musici, Federico Agostini (1991) {2CD Philips 426 280 -2}

Antonio Vivaldi - La Stravaganza - I Musici, Federico Agostini (1991) {2CD Philips 426 280 -2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 569 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 88 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991 Philips Classics | 426 280 -2
Classical / Baroque / Concertos / Violin

La stravaganza was Vivaldi's second published set of concertos and was issued sometime between 1712 and 1715. In a characteristically interesting and informative note Michael Talbot explains that La stravaganza or ''Extravagance'' should be understood as wandering outside the boundaries of convention in respect both of melody and harmony. Unlike the earlier L'estro armonico (Op. 3), La stravaganza contains only concertos for solo violin though occasionally, as for example in the seventh concerto Vivaldi brings additional instruments to the fore. Perhaps the set is a little uneven in quality but the finest things here should fire the imagination and arouse the passions of most listeners.

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 6, 2018
I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)

I Musici, Marianna Sirbu - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:47 | 446 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 145-2

With the number of Vivaldi concerto recordings flooding the market, what is a starter CD-buyer to do? How can he or she make a choice? Perhaps if a reviewer has any function at all, it is to steer the prospective purchaser in the right direction. If you like period instruments, the new disc with Giorgio Sasso might be a candidate for an ideal one-CD Vivaldi choice.
I Musici, Salvatore Accardo - Antonio Vivaldi: 8 Concerti per violino (1975/2004) [SACD] PS3 ISO

I Musici, Salvatore Accardo - Antonio Vivaldi: 8 Concerti per violino (1975/2004) [SACD] PS3 ISO
Classical, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Run Time: 01:12:51 | 3.60 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: PentaTone Classics | Release Year: 2004

Concerti (8) per violino? With a different title, this disc could do well. Why shouldn't it? In Salvatore Accardo, it has the best Italian violinist of the past 50 years. In I Musici, it has the best Italian chamber orchestra of the past 50 years. And, of course, in Antonio Vivaldi it has the most popular Italian composer of instrumental music of all time.
I Musici, Aurèle Nicolet - Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10 (1987)

I Musici, Aurèle Nicolet - Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 50:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 420 188-2 | Recorded: 1986

Visitors to Venice had borne witness to Vivaldi’s prowess as a violinist, although some found his performance more remarkable than pleasurable. He certainly explored the full possibilities of the instrument, while perfecting the newly developing form of the Italian solo concerto. He left nearly five hundred concertos. Many of these were for the violin, but there were others for a variety of solo instruments or for groups of instruments, including a score of such works for solo flute or recorder, with strings and harpsichord. He claimed to be able to compose a new work quicker than a copyist could write it out, and he clearly coupled immense facility with a remarkable capacity for variety within the confines of the three-movement form, with its faster outer movements framing a central slow movement.
I Musici, Heinz Holliger - Vivaldi: 5 Concerti per Oboe, Concerto per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 (1990)

I Musici, Heinz Holliger - Vivaldi: 5 Concerti per Oboe, Concerto per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 56:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 411480 | Recorded: 1975, 1981

A couple of the concertos included here, RV 452 and RV 446, were only discovered in the 1960's, and while there is a discussion in the notes about their provenance (they "differ slightly, in terms of style, from what is generally regarded as undoubtedly authentic Vivaldi"), they have been accepted as having come from the master's pen. In any case, Heinz Holliger and I Musici perform these small masterpieces to perfection. The allegro of RV 463 exemplifies the glorious sound produced by I Musici - big, lush and swinging - and a modern musical approach that now ironically may be somewhat out of fashion.
I Musici, Klaus Thunemann - Vivaldi: 6 Bassoon Concertos (1986)

I Musici, Klaus Thunemann - Vivaldi: 6 Bassoon Concertos (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 55:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| 416 355-2 | Recorded: 1985

Klaus Thunemann has been the world's premiere solo bassoonist for the past three decades. His technical mastery of the instrument–he has the facilty of a violinist–is impressive in and of itself, but he brings so much more to these hard-to-find recordings of Vivaldi's elegant concerti.
I Musici - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per archi e continuo (2011) [Limited Edition,SACD] PS3 ISO

I Musici - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerti per archi e continuo (2011) [Limited Edition,SACD] PS3 ISO
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz
Run Time: 00:57:06 | 2.40 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Fonè Music | Release Year: 2011

Sixty years have passed since 12 young graduates, mainly from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, got together to give voice to their passion. Thus was born a rarity of its time, a chamber group without a conductor. This apparent lack could have been their Achilles heel when the great Toscanini heard them, but their enthusiasm brought out the strong and affectionate words: "Bravi, bravis- simi…(very good, excellent) music wont die! … from him. Time has passed quickly, yet the sound that travelled these decades still lights up the eyes of those who were participants in this extraordinary cavalcade as if it had lasted only a moment.