Vivaldi as you’ve never heard him before! 300 years ago, Vivaldi’s music was so popular and influential that other composers right across Europe copied it, studied it, rearranged it…. and some even faked it. Includes Chedeville’s reworkings of Spring and Autumn from The Four Seasons (with hurdy-gurdy virtuoso Tobie Miller), along with new arrangements of Bach organ concertos and Vivaldi’s La Follia.
Disc of the week
‘Passacaglia delivers performances replete with polished precision and rhythmic verve while never neglecting to keep the music’s breezy textures centre-stage. Unusual in many ways, but the sheer invention of [the] transcriptions makes this disc worthy of serious investigation.’