Il Cimento Dell'Armonia e Dell'Inventione Op. VIII - Vol. 1
The complete concertos op.8 „Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Invenzione” are the most famous collection of Italian concertos, including „The Four Seasons”.
Arts is proud to offer these Vivaldi’s masterpieces in an exciting interpretation by one of the leading Italian ensembles performing on original instruments. This fascinating recording is now available on Hybrid SACD with 5+1 channels for the first time. A refreshing, brilliant and virtuoso performance which is presented by some of the best Italian soloists, such as the violinist Stefano Montanari, the oboist Paolo Grazzi and the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone, who also conducts the worldwide well-known ensemble Accademia Bizantina.
This recording of „The Four Seasons” and of all other famous concertos of Op.8 is characterized by the utilisation of a large and varied continuo and by an energetic, fanciful and innovating interpretation.
The first six concertos of the collection are offered on volume 1 (47564-8 - “The Four Seasons”, “La Tempesta di mare” and “Il Piacere”) and the further six concertos, including also the two oboe concertos, on volume 2 (47565-8).