Tag Archives: Vivaldi

Geneva Camerata: Balkan fire, tepid Baroque

Geneva Camerata/Greilsammer *** Kings Place, 19th May 2016 When classically-trained musicians break the shackles of the printed score and enter the realms of world music and improvisation, the results don’t always convince. Blinded by freedom, they can freeze. The good … Continue reading

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More than just a clown: Vivaldi’s Concerti per fagotto IV

Vivaldi: Concerti per fagotto IV Sergio Azzolini; L’Onda Armonica (Naïve OP30551) The stream of releases in Naïve Classique’s Vivaldi Edition has dried to a trickle recently, a matter for some concern for all of us who have relished its revelations, … Continue reading

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Many strings to their bows: Rachel Podger and the OAE

Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Pisendel: Rachel Podger/OAE **** St John’s Smith Square, 24th November 2015 The closure of the Queen Elizabeth Hall for renovation is great news for St John’s Smith Square, with many recitals and period instrument bands being relocated … Continue reading

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PSM3: Coffeehouse Baroque: Apollo’s Fire polished at the Proms

A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse: Apollo’s Fire/Ibragimova *** Cadogan Hall, 15th August 2015 The magic of the Proms – or at least some magical programming – transported us to mid-18th century Leipzig; to Gottfried Zimmermann’s Coffeehouse, to be precise, for … Continue reading

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Handel vs Vivaldi: Roberta Invernizzi dazzles in Baroque battle at Wigmore Hall

Vivaldi, Handel/ Roberta Invernizzi **** Wigmore Hall, 21st July 2015 Handel versus Vivaldi, London versus Venice: in an operatic head-to-head, Handel would emerge triumphant for most Baroque buffs. In 1712, Handel conquered the Venetian public with his Agrippina. By the … Continue reading

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