Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 157
Concerto for Strings in G Minor
Performed according to the traditions of the time
by Lautten Compagney Berlin
A concert recordings from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
HD Recording · DDD · Duration: 5:36
Digital Album [here: MP3/320kBit/sec.] · 3 Tracks · incl. Digital Booklet
he first works of the "concerto" genre were actually intended to be performed by a large instrumental ensemble (string orchestra and basso continuo) and not by groups of soloists. It is not surprising, however, that the principal violin in such a large grouping soon demanded special tasks. From this, the dialogue between tutti and solo that dominates today finally developed. An early master of this type of composition and the driving force behind its development was the Italian Antonio Vivaldi. The Concerto in G minor RV 157 is still owed to the form without a real solo voice. It begins with a powerful movement in which the two violin parts are in dialogue. A strict largo with dotted rhythm is followed by the sweeping finale, which is somewhat reminiscent of the "summer" of the "Four Seasons".
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lautten compagney Berlin:
2nd Solo Violin & Concertmaster ~ Birgit Schnurpfeil
Violin ~ Matthias Hummel, Daniela Gubatz · Viola ~ Bettina Ihrig
Violin / Viola ~ Magdalena Schenk-Bader · Cello ~ Ulrike Becker
Double Bass ~ Alf Brauner · Harpsichord ~ Elina Albach
Lute ~ Johannes Gontarski
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