Vivaldi is regarded as one of the greatest masters of the concerto, so well did he know how to use the resources of the solo instruments and how to handle the contrasts and colours of the orchestra. This programme explores the richness of this repertoire, alternating each movement of the Four Seasons with concertos dedicated to other instruments. The violin, in turn, gives way to the bassoon (Bassoon Concerto RV 477), the flute (Flute Concerto RV 439), and the cello (Cello Concerto RV 407).
Vivaldi • Violin Concertos op. 8 The Four Seasons
Vivaldi • Bassoon Concerto in C major RV 477
Vivaldi • Cello Concerto in D minor RV 407
Vivaldi • Flute Concerto in G minor RV 439 « La Notte »