Vivaldi: Concerti per flauto – Recorder Concertos

Maurice Steger presents a splendid new project with music from Baroque Venice. Along with the period-instrument orchestra I Barocchisti under the direction of Diego Fasolis, he invites you into the world of Antonio Vivaldi and his virtuoso Concerti per flauto. Benvenuti a Venezia!

It was not the violin, but the inconspicuous and practical recorder with its pastoral sound that was the most popular instrument of the early eighteenth century. Antonio Vivaldi composed for it a number of impressive concertos that became hits in his lifetime and have nowadays achieved evergreen status. La pastorella, Il gardellino and La notte tell stories about natural phenomena, brimming with blazing colours, humour, exuberance, and melancholy.

January and March 2014, Auditorio Stelio Molo, RSI Lugano, Switzerland
Producer, sound engineer and editing: Ulrich Ruscher

Olivier Fourés and Maurice Steger

Josep Molina for harmonia mundi

© 2014 harmonia mundi

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