VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in E-flat major, 'La Tempesta di Mare', Op. 8, No. 5, RV253; ALBINONI: Violin Concerto in A major by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni. For violin. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3128).
From two Italian Baroque masters come these two great concerti, perfect showcases for the violinist. Vivaldi's 'La Tempesta di Mare' is a vivid portrait of a great storm, and remains one of the greatest concerti (along with 'The Four Seasons') from his classic 'Il cimento dell' armonia e dell'inventione' ('The Contest between Harmony and Invention') which illustrated the battle between structured form and harmony, and the opposing forces of creative invention. Albinoni's wonderful A-major concerto is a beautiful evocation of the Italian Baroque. Not to be missed!
Includes a high-quality printed solo part and two compact discs with the complete work with soloist in split-channel stereo (soloist on right channel for easy isolation); then a second recording in full stereo of the accompaniments, minus the soloist.