Vivaldi – String Concertos (Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante)

Conducted by Fabio Biondi, the Italian period instrument ensemble Europa Galante performs Antonio Vivaldi’s String Concertos.

Programme

L’Estro Armonico
12 Concertos, Op.3

Concerto No.2 for 2 violins, cello and strings in G minor RV578
Konzert Nr.2 für 2 Violinen, Cello und Streicher in G-moll RV 578

01. Adagio e spiccato
02. Allegro
03. Larghetto
04. Allegro

Fabio Biondi & Isabella Longo, Maurizio Naddeo

Concerto No.1 for 4 violins and strings in D major RV549
Konzert Nr.1 für 4 Violinen und Streicher in D-Dur RV 549

01. Allegro
02. Largo e spiccato
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Enrico Casazza, Raffaello Negri

Concerto No.6 for violin and strings in A minor RV356
Konzert Nr.6 für Violine und Streicher a-Moll RV356

01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Presto

Fabio Biondi

Concerto No.5 for 2 violins and strings in A major RV519
Konzert Nr.5 für 2 Violinen und Streicher in A-Dur RV519

01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo

Concerto No.4 for 4 violins and strings in E minor RV550
Konzert Nr.4 für 4 Violinen und Streicher e-Moll RV 550

01. Andante
02. Allegro assai
03. Adagio
04. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Enrico Casazza, Raffaello Negri

Concerto No.3 for violin and strings in G major RV310
Konzert Nr.3 für Violine und Streicher in G-Dur RV310

01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi

Concerto No.8 for 2 violins and strings in A minor RV522
Konzert Nr.8 für 2 Violinen und Streicher a-Moll RV522

01. Allegro
02. Larghetto e spiritoso
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo

Concerto No.7 for 4 violins, cello and strings in F major RV567
Konzert Nr.7 für 4 Violinen, Cello und Streicher in F-Dur RV 567

01. Andante
02. Adagio
03. Allegro
04. Adagio
05. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Enrico Casazza, Raffaello Negri, Maurizio Naddeo

Concerto No.11 for 2 violins, cello and strings in D minor RV565
Konzert Nr.11 für 2 Violinen, Cello und Streicher in D-Moll RV 565

01. Allegro
02. Adagio e spiccato
03. Allegro
04. Largo e spiccato
05. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Maurizio Naddeo

Concerto No.9 for violin and strings in D major RV230
Konzert Nr.9 für Violine und Streicher in D-Dur RV 230

01. Allegro
02. Larghetto
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi

Concerto No.10 for 4 violins, cello and strings in B minor RV580
Konzert Nr.10 für 4 Violinen, Cello und Streicher in h-Moll RV 580

01. Allegro
02. Largo e spiccato
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Enrico Casazza, Raffaello Negri, Maurizio Naddeo

Concerto No.12 for violin and strings in E major RV265
Konzert Nr.12 für Violine und Streicher in Es-Dur RV 265

01. Allegro
02. Largo e spiccato
03. Allegro

Fabio Biondi

Performers:
Violins: Fabio Biondi, Isabella Longo, Enrico Casazza, Raffaello Negri, Silvia Falavigna, Lorenzo Colitto, Daniela Nuzzoli
Violas: Francesco Lattuada, Robert Brown, Andrea Albertani
Cellos: Maurizio Naddeo, Antonio Fantinuoli
Violone: Giancarlo Pavan
Harpsichords: Sergio Ciomei
Organ: Fabio Bonizzoni
Archlute & Baroque guitar: Tiziano Bagnati

Fabio Biondi, violin & dir
Europa Galante Orchestra

[on period instruments]

Europa Galante
Europa Galante. Photo: europagalante.com

Europa Galante is well known for its spirited interpretations of baroque classics. It is founded by violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi (born 15 March 1961 in Palermo, Italy) in 1990 and directed by him.

The ensemble has been invited to play at most important festivals and concert halls as La Scala in Milan, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Wien Konzerthaus in Vienna, Lincoln Center in New York, the Sydney Opera House, and at Kraków Philharmonic.

Europa Galante has perform together with soloists like Roberta Invernizzi, Vivica Genaux, Ian Bostridge, Sonia Prina, and Philippe Jaroussky.

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