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A Concert for the Prince of Poland

The Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze
1 CD
    • Apple Music

    Dazzling music for a glittering occasion
    On March 21st, 1740, a gala concert was held at the famous Ospedale della Pietà in Venice to honour the visiting Frederick Christian, Prince of Poland. The four concertos written by the sixty-one-year-old Vivaldi still survive in the manuscript which was presented to the Prince as a souvenir of the occasion. Possibly the composer's last works, their brilliant technical writing, unusual scorings and innovative instrumental sonorities surely rank them among his most delightful music.

    “A delightful, well-conceived programme, executed with refinement of taste and technique.” – Gramophone

    “Great fun” – (4 Stars) 1/2, USA Today

    “A veritable pageant of colour.” Performance: (5 Stars) Sound: (5 Stars) – BBC Music Magazine

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    • Academy of Ancient Music
    • Andrew Manze


    ANTONIO VIVALDI [1678-1741]
    Sinfonia in G major, RV 149
    Sol majeur / G-dur

    · Allegro molto (1'44)
    · Andante (2'22)
    · Allegro (2'51)
    Violin Concerto in E-flat major, 'La tempesta di Mare,' op.VIII, no.5, RV 253
    Mi bémol majeur / Es-dur

    · Presto (2'46)
    · Largo (2'35)
    · Presto (3'47)
    Concerto in D minor, RV 540
    ré mineur / d-moll

    · Allegro (5'57)
    · Largo (3'22)
    · Allegro (3'27)
    Concerto in A major, RV 552
    La majeur / A-dur

    · Allegro (6'21)
    · Larghetto (5'06)
    · Allegro (3'36)
    Violin Concerto in C major, 'Il piacere,' op.VIII, no.6, RV 180
    Ut majeur / C-dur

    · Allegro (3'06)
    · Largo e cantabile (2'50)
    · Allegro (4'07)
    Concerto in C major, RV 558
    Ut majeur / C-dur

    · Allegro molto (5'40)
    · Andante (1'54)
    · Allegro (3'09)

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