Christophe Coin and Il Giardino Armonico perform Vivaldis Cello Concertos

Vivaldi – Cello concertos (Christophe Coin and Il Giardino Armonico)

Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden) and the French cellist, viola da gamba player and conductor Christophe Coin perform four of Antonio Vivaldi’s cello concertos: RV 409, RV 410, RV 419 and RV 414.

  • Cello concerto in E minor, RV 409
    1. Largo
    2. Allegro
    3. Largo
    4. Allegro
  • Cello concerto in F major, RV 410
    1. Allegro
    2. Largo
    3. Allegro
  • Cello concerto in A minor, RV 419
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro
  • Cello concerto in G major, RV 414
    1. Allegro molto
    2. Largo
    3. Allegro

Christophe Coin (born 26 January 1958) is a French cellist, viola da gamba player and conductor active in the field of historically informed performance. He is the cellist of the Quatuor Mosaïques and is the director of the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.

He has recorded some 50 CDs, both as a soloist and with ensembles. Several of them were awarded prizes. He recorded Purcell’s trio sonatas and Haydn’s cello concertos with Christopher Hogwood. The Quatuor Mosaïques recorded Luigi Boccherini’s quintets with Patrick Cohen playing pianoforte. Beginning in 1993, Coin conducted and played Bach’s ten cantatas with violoncello piccolo within three years at the church of Ponitz, Thuringia, using its 1737 Gottfried Silbermann organ. Some cantatas feature the Leipziger Concerto Vocale, some the Chœur de Chambre Accentus, all the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges and soloists Barbara Schlick, Andreas Scholl, Christoph Prégardien and Gotthold Schwarz, including Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41 for New Year’s Day. A review notes: “As the piccolo cello soloist the supremely talented Christophe Coin plays with authority displaying exceptional control of phrasing and dynamics”. In 2004, he recorded with the Quatuor Mosaiques Haydn’s six string quartets Op. 64.

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