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Old 2nd June 2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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This music is amazing, such energy & optimism flow from the notes.
Viva Vivaldi!

My recording is St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1972, which sounds like you're in the concert hall, but I wonder if anyone can recommend a German recording of this music? Recordings I have of other Baroque music made in Germany seem to have a richer, more full sound, the violins are closer... they seem to have recording techniques for large ensembles nailed.... (& the musicians who can get that sound too, of course)
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Old 15th June 2010, 02:19 AM   #2
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I agree completely about the music!

I don't know of a German alternative to Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, but I would suggest Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante's version (on Virgin) for a very different (and more exciting) approach and sound.

You might well know this, but just in case: the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields also recorded Vivaldi's La Stravanganza, and it, too, is lovely. Its sound and approach is similar to that of the L'Estro Armonico recording. A later and, to my ears, very fine alternative comes from Rachel Podger and Arte dei Suonatori (on Channel Classics).

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Old 15th June 2010, 02:56 AM   #3
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I've got a German recording I purchased 30+ years ago, but have to dig it out -- you can check out some of the Euro listings on EBay.
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