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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

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Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3128).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3128

ISBN 1596151579. Soloist: Michael Metelka, violin; Ensemble: Czech Symphony Chamber Orchestra; Conductor: Mario Klemens.

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.

  • Violin Concerto in E-flat major, op. 8, no. 5, RV253: 'La Tempesta di mare (II)' (from 'Il cimento dell' armonia e dell'inventione')  Performed by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Violin Concerto in A major  Performed by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni