CAMERATA VENEZIA – VIVALDI 4 SEASONS

Jewel of baroque music, the concerts of The Four Seasons are the most universal pieces by Antonio Vivaldi!!!


Concertss



Jordi Montoliu (violi), Carlota Novell (violi), Oscar Vilaprinyó (violi) Sergi Miró (viola), Ignasi Prunés (cello) and Gil Lladó (harpsichord) form “Camerata Venezia”, ​​specialized training in baroque music, especially works by Antonio Vivaldi. A famous jewel of baroque music, the concerts of The Four Seasons are the most universal pieces by Antonio Vivaldi and his time. Published in Amsterdam as part of the collection Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione Op. 8, each of these four concertos for string instruments is named after a season of the year (Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter)

The instrumental ensemble is made up of a solo violin, first and second violins, violas, cellos and double basses, supported by the basso continuo (harpsichord and organ). Several solos often come off the violins which, joining the main violin, thus form the so-called concertmaster of the “concerto grosso”; however, the solo violin almost always emerges above the mass of the string, so that a middle ground is obtained between the “concerto grosso” and the “concerto solistico” on the allegro-adagio-allegro scheme.

The opulence and rhythmic vitality contribute greatly to the beauty of the work, especially in the parts of the solo violin that are also prominent in the descriptive and virtuosic element, revealing once again in its author the deep and brilliant knowledge of the instrument.

Each concert is preceded by a “Demonstrative Sonnet” to illustrate the images evoked in the music.