Marriner: Vivaldi - L'estro Armonico (2 CD, FLAC)
Marriner: Vivaldi - L'estro Armonico (2 CD, FLAC)

Performer: Kenneth Heath, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Alan Loveday, Carmel Kaine, Iona Brown, Ronald Thomas, Roy Gillard
Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin In The Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 674 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in D major (“L’estro armonico” No. 1), Op. 3/1, RV 549
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in G minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 2), Op. 3/2, RV 578
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major (“L’estro armonico” No. 3), Op. 3/3, RV 310
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in E minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 4), Op. 3/4, RV 550
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

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# Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A major (“L’estro armonico” No. 5), Op. 3/5, RV 519
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 6), Op. 3/6, RV 356
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in F major (“L’estro armonico” No. 7) Op. 3/7, RV 567
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in A minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 8), Op. 3/8, RV 522
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major (“L’estro armonico” No. 9), Op. 3/9, RV 230
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

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# Concerto for 4 violins, cello, strings & continuo in B minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 10) Op. 3/10, RV 580
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Concerto for 2 violins, cello, strings & continuo in D minor (“L’estro armonico” No. 11), Op. 3/11, RV 565
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major (“L’estro armonico” No. 12), Op. 3/12, RV 265
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Oboe Concerto, for oboe, strings & continuo in F major (authorship uncertain), RV 456
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Bassoon Concerto, for bassoon, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 498
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

# Recorder (Flute) Concerto, for recorder or flute, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 441
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

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# Concerto for violin, 2 trombones da caccia, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 574
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
with Alan Loveday, Roy Gillard, Kenneth Heath, Carmel Kaine, Christopher Hogwood, Colin Tilney, Robert Spencer, Ronald Thomas, Iona Brown
Conducted by Neville Marriner

Wonderful music by Vivaldi and more than excellent performance by “I Musici”

As I expected, being italian and 76 and having heard many times “I Musici” to play living in my town during my youth, the CD containing “L’Estro Armonico” by Antonio Vivaldi is wonderful, the best performance I ever heard of this collection of 12 concertos. I have listened to several other performances of “L’Estro Armonico” , done by very famous and good orchestras, for instance “The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields” directed by Neville Marriner and the english baroque orchestra directed by Christopher Hogwood, but none of them, although very valuable, reaches the extreme high quality of the performance by “I Musici”: Of the several offers of “L’Estro Armonico” performed by “I Musici”, I chose the original recording done by Philips, the firm for which “I Musici” originally played during their musical career. I thought that the original recording would give the best reproduction of their wonderful sound.

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