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Compilations take their fair share of justified criticism, but sometimes you just feel like listening to one type of music -- maybe slow music -- maybe slow Baroque music -- maybe slow Vivaldi. If that happens to be the case, then this Virgin Classics album of Vivaldi certainly fits the bill and, as compilations go, is nicely put together. Of course, it wouldn't be Vivaldi if it didn't have some Four Seasons, but only four of 18 tracks are devoted to this popular work, letting listeners branch out into the breadth of ...

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  1. Andromeda Liberata, serenata (opera; attributed): Sovent il sole
  2. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), RV 439, Op. 10/2: Largo (Il sonno)
  3. Stabat Mater, hymn for alto, strings & continuo in F minor, RV 621: Stabat Mater dolorosa
  4. Concerto per eco in lontana, for 4 violins, strings & continuo in A major, RV 552: Larghetto
  5. Laudate Pueri Dominum (Psalm 112), for voice, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 600: Sit nomen Domini
  6. Double Cello Concerto, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 531: Largo
  7. Concerto funebre, for violin, oboe, chalumeau, 3 violas all'inglese, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 579: Allegro poco poco
  8. Concerto funebre, for violin, oboe, chalumeau, 3 violas all'inglese, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 579: Adagio
  9. Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), for voice, viola d'amore, strings & continuo in G minor, RV 608: Cum dederit dilectis
  10. Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425: Largo
  11. Salve Regina, antiphon for voice, double chorus, 2 oboes, double strings & continuo in G minor, RV 618: Salve Regina
  12. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera"), RV 269, Op. 8/1 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1): Largo e pianissimo sempre
  13. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Et in terra pax
  14. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate"), RV 315, Op. 8/2 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2): Adagio
  15. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno"), RV 293, Op. 8/3 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3): Adagio
  16. Giustino, opera, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto
  17. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno"), RV 297, Op. 8/4 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4): Largo
  18. Bajazet (Il Tamerlano), pasticcio opera, RV 703: Sposa, son disprezzata
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Vivaldi Adagios
2007, Virgin Classics

UPC: 094639514526

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