Princeton University Library Catalog

Gloria / Vivaldi.

Composer:
Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741 [Browse]
Format:
Audio
Language:
Latin
Published/​Created:
[New York, New York] : Warner Music, [2009]
Description:
1 online resource (69 minutes)
Series:
EMI classics
Summary note:
Twenty years after it was first released by Archiv in 1987, Trevor Pinnock and the English Consort's coupling of Vivaldi's Gloria and Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus still sounds new, vital, and even contemporary in this 2007 reissue. Pinnock's tempos are lively, his lines clean, his textures clear, and his rhythms crisp. The English Consort's playing is light, tight, suave, supple, and, when the piece calls for it, powerful. The Choir of the English Consort's singing is sensitive, strong, and excellently enunciated. Soprano Nancy Argenta is a standout among the singers, and the instrumental soloists, especially clarion trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins, are uniformly strong. Archiv's early digital sound was bright, deep, and detailed when it was first released, and because this is an un-remastered reissue of the same disc, it remains the same. If you want to hear a coupling of Vivaldi's Gloria and Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus, Pinnock's was then and remains now a fine first choice.
Notes:
  • Streaming audio files.
  • Title from resource description page (viewed March 21, 2016).
  • For mixed chorus and chamber orchestra.
Time and place of event:
  • Performed King's College Chapel.
  • Recorded Chapel of King's College, Cambridge 2001.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s):
Choir of King's College, Cambridge ; Academy of Ancient Music ; Stephen Cleobury, conductor.
Language(s):
Sung in Latin.
Contents:
Gloria, RV 589 -- Dixit Dominus in D Major, RV 594 -- Magnificat in G Minor, RV 610.
Subject(s):
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Other title(s):
Classical music library.
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