Artist, Ensemble: The Vivaldi Project
I’m Playing: Bass
Record Label: Centaur
Release Date: 2011
This just came out Jan. 2012:
Recorded live and unedited, Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC.
Conducted by John HsuThe rehearsals and concerts centered around this recorded performance made up one of the most wonderful musical experiences of my life. These pieces come to life when performed on period instruments fueled by the amazing insights of Maestro John Hsu. The performance is flawed – not enough rehearsal time and the sheer energy required to play all six of these sinfonias in one performance. But the sparkle and magic of the works are there. I’ve played some of these in modern orchestral settings and the pieces just did not come across at all. But thanks to Elizabeth Field and John Hsu, these works got the treatment they deserved.
I hope you can hear past the occasional mistakes and fully enjoy these magical works.
Purchase recording – http://thevivaldiproject.org/VivaldiProject/audio.shtml