×

10% discount on your next order!

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a personal discount code for 10% discount on a album of your choice! After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days!




The code is valid one time and valid for a 10 days after receiving the promotioncode. Your emailaddress will only be used by Challenge Records International and will not be given to 3rd party advertisers. If you have any questions please contact us.
Cover
Antonio Vivaldi

Pieter Wispelwey / Florilegium

6 Cello Sonatas

Product is no longer available
  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385629429
  • Catalog number CCS 6294
  • Release date 19 August 2002

About the album

The Spirit of Vivaldi’s Venice If we could peek into the record and CD collections of listeners throughout the world, then we would without doubt always find at least one item by Vivaldi there, even if the owner’s taste was not specifically classically orientated. This is in itself not surprising. When we glimpse through the CD catalogues we can find more than 160 versions of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ alone, followed by numerous recordings of various concerti for wind, string, and plucked instruments not to mention operatic and vocal works. This ‘overkill’ factor as regards certain of the more glamorous and grand works of Vivaldi has not been of assistance to the listener attempting to define a more complete view of the composer’s oeuvre. The cello sonatas on this disc have only begun to enjoy the interest of performers fairly recently due to the fact that they are intimate and more difficult to interpret than the above mentioned larger scale works: these sonatas require the performer to deal very carefully with tempi and phrasing, to switch off highly virtuoso passagework with contrasting moods of extreme cantabile delicacy all within the framework of a small ensemble. They also require special attention to the details of continuo playing and instrumentation which at times is almost orchestra-like....

  • 1
    1
    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major I. Preludio
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:34
  • 1
    2
    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major II. Allemanda
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:16
  • 1
    3
    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major III. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:29
  • 1
    4
    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major IV. Corrente
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:31
  • 1
    5
    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor I. Preludio
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:30
  • 1
    6
    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor II. Allemanda
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:48
  • 1
    7
    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor III. Sarabanda
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:08
  • 1
    8
    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor IV. Gigue
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:49
  • 1
    9
    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major I. Larghetto
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:12
  • 1
    10
    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major II. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:31
  • 1
    11
    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major III. Andante
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:21
  • 1
    12
    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major IV. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:31
  • 1
    13
    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor I. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:15
  • 1
    14
    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor II. Allegro Poco
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:18
  • 1
    15
    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor III. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:58
  • 1
    16
    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor IV. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    01:44
  • 1
    17
    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor I. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:17
  • 1
    18
    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor II. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:35
  • 1
    19
    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor III. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:54
  • 1
    20
    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor IV. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    01:56
  • 1
    21
    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major I. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:47
  • 1
    22
    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major II. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:39
  • 1
    23
    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major III. Largo
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    03:32
  • 1
    24
    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major IV. Allegro
    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
     
    02:09

Add a comment


We need to make sure that you are really an human, please enter the code below.

code