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Pieter Wispelwey / Florilegium

6 Cello Sonatas

  • Type CD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385629429
  • Catalog number CCS 6294
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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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....

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    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major I. Preludio
     
    02:34
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    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major II. Allemanda
     
    02:16
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    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major III. Largo
     
    02:29
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    Sonata No. 6 in B-Flat Major IV. Corrente
     
    02:31
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    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor I. Preludio
     
    03:30
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    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor II. Allemanda
     
    03:48
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    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor III. Sarabanda
     
    03:08
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    Sonata No. 7 in G Minor IV. Gigue
     
    02:49
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    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major I. Larghetto
     
    03:12
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    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major II. Allegro
     
    02:31
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    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major III. Andante
     
    02:21
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    Sonata No. 9 in E-Flat Major IV. Allegro
     
    02:31
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    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor I. Largo
     
    02:15
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    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor II. Allegro Poco
     
    02:18
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    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor III. Largo
     
    02:58
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    Sonata No. 8 in A Minor IV. Allegro
     
    01:44
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    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor I. Largo
     
    03:17
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    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor II. Allegro
     
    02:35
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    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor III. Largo
     
    02:54
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    Sonata No. 5 in E Minor IV. Allegro
     
    01:56
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    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major I. Largo
     
    03:47
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    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major II. Allegro
     
    02:39
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    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major III. Largo
     
    03:32
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    Sonata No. 4 in B-Flat Major IV. Allegro
     
    02:09

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