Antonio Vivaldi: Shades of Red
ClassicsToday.com 10/10 "Highest Rating"
Hold onto your hats for a blizzard of virtuoso Vivaldi! Baroque ensemble REBEL with recorder soloist Matthias Maute give stylish, high octane readings of some of Vivaldi’s most beloved pieces. Included on this disc are the popular and raucous Concerto alla Rustica, the stunningly colorful Sonata on La Follia, and four of Vivaldi’s exuberant recorder concerti, played brilliantly by recorder soloist Mathias Maute. Known for his dazzling virtuosity and colorful expressivity, Matthias Maute is recognized as one of the foremost recorder players of his generation, and has earned an international reputation for his formidable talents as a traverso player as well as a composer. Mr. Maute was awarded first prize in the prestigious Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, Belgium. In addition to being a core member of REBEL, he is the Artistic Director of Ensemble Caprice and is a professor at McGill University in Montreal. Directed by Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, REBEL has been hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making”. Based in New York City, REBEL (pronounced “Re-BEL”) has earned an impressive international reputation, with their highly expressive and provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire. REBEL is currently in residence at historic Trinity Church, Wall Street in New York City. Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), REBEL was originally formed in The Netherlands in l99l. In the Fifth International Competition for Ensembles in Early Music, Utrecht 1991 ( now the van Wassenaer Competition) REBEL was awarded first prize. Since then the ensemble has performed throughout the USA and has recorded for Dorian, Hännsler Classic, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
“This is a thoroughly delightful Vivaldi program, an appealing mixture of the familiar and unfamiliar, that certainly deserves the attention not just of the composer’s many fans, but also of radio stations or people looking for a pleasant recital of Baroque music to while away an hour or so.” - ClassicsToday.com (10/10 Highest Rating)“Shades of Red is exquisitely performed. Bridge’s sound quality is excellent.” - AllMusic (Blair Sanderson)
Concerto in G Major, RV 443 for flautino, strings and continuo
Concerto in a minor, RV 108 for alto recorder, strings and continuo
Sinfonia in b minor al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169 for strings
Concerto in G Major alla Rustica, RV 151 for strings and continuo
Concerto in c minor, RV 441 for alto recorder, strings and continuo
Sonata in d minor La Folia, Op. 1, No. 12, RV 63 for 2 violins and continuo
Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 5, No. 17, RV 76 2 violins and continuo
Concerto in C Major, RV 444 for flautino, strings and continuo