Album: Vivaldi, New Discoveries (Naive)

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Naïve's survey of the 450Vivaldi manuscripts in theNational University Libraryof Turin continues witha lucky-dip programmefrom recorder virtuosoFederico Maria SardelliandModoAntiquo.

Theperformances are fullbloodedto a fault. MezzosopranoRomina Bassoblazes through "Se lentoancora il fulmine" asthough caught at thecritical moment of Vivaldi'slost opera Argippo. (Onlya handful of arias survive.)The solo Sonatas in D (forviolin) and G major areoases of simplicity in anexciting, sometimescluttered recital.