Vivaldi con amore Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
- Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Ottone in villa, RV 729:
- 1Ottone in villa, RV 729: Sinfonia. Allegro02:55
- 2Ottone in villa, RV 729: Sinfonia. Larghetto01:39
- Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 "Amato bene":
- 3Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 "Amato bene": I. Allegro03:32
- 4Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 "Amato bene": II. Largo02:40
- 5Violin Concerto in C Minor, RV 761 "Amato bene": III. Allegro03:16
- Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481:
- 6Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481: I. Allegro04:03
- 7Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481: II. Larghetto04:40
- 8Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481: III. Allegro non molto02:43
- Double Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 534:
- 9Double Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 534: I. Allegro02:45
- 10Double Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 534: II. Largo02:37
- 11Double Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 534: III. Allegro02:36
- Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 "L'amoroso":
- 12Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 "L'amoroso": I. Allegro03:45
- 13Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 "L'amoroso": II. Cantabile02:47
- 14Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 "L'amoroso": III. Allegro03:08
- Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93:
- 15Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93: I. Allegro03:55
- 16Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93: II. Largo05:29
- 17Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93: III. Allegro02:17
- Concerto for 4 Violins in B-Flat Major, RV 553:
- 18Concerto for 4 Violins in B-Flat Major, RV 553: I. Allegro03:45
- 19Concerto for 4 Violins in B-Flat Major, RV 553: II. Largo02:56
- 20Concerto for 4 Violins in B-Flat Major, RV 553: III. Allegro04:04
- Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Oboes & Bassoon in D Major, RV 564a:
- 21Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Oboes & Bassoon in D Major, RV 564a: I. Allegro04:31
- 22Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Oboes & Bassoon in D Major, RV 564a: II. Adagio non molto02:16
- 23Concerto for 2 Violins, 2 Oboes & Bassoon in D Major, RV 564a: III. Allegro03:06
Info zu Vivaldi con amore
A landmark Tafelmusik recording, Vivaldi con amore is the orchestra’s first with Music Director Elisa Citterio. This all-Vivaldi album showcases Citterio and members of the orchestra in concertos for violin, oboe, bassoon, and lute, underlining the level of virtuosity across the ensemble.
Elisa Citterio is featured as violin soloist in Vivaldi’s love-themed concertos “L'amoroso” and “L'amato bene,” while Tafelmusik’s remarkable musicians—Cristina Zacharias, Patricia Ahern, Geneviève Gilardeau, and Julia Wedman, violins; John Abberger and Marco Cera, oboes; Dominic Teresi, bassoon, and Lucas Harris, lute, are featured as soloists in the vibrant concertos that complete the program, which opens with the Sinfonia from Vivaldi’s opera Ottone in villa.
“Citterio’s affinity for Vivaldi has become very clear in her short time with Tafelmusik. Her splendid playing always delights. Yet it is in her invitational style of leadership that she brings the orchestra to perform with precision, joy and sparkling musicality.” (Toronto Concert Reviews)
“In the collective imagination Vivaldi truly represents ‘l’italianità,’ or the Italian character. His music describes and evokes landscapes, states of mind, and characters in a very direct way. Vivaldi’s music speaks unambiguously to people’s hearts.” (Elisa Citterio)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra:
Elisa Citterio, violin, direction
Cristina Zacharias, violin
Patricia Ahern, violin
Geneviève Gilardeau, violin
Julia Wedman, violin
John Abberger, oboe
Marco Cera, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Lucas Harris, lute
Recorded October 30–November 2, 2018 at Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Canada
Recorded by TRITONUS Musikproduktion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Every now and then a group of musicians comes along and changes the way we think about music. Tafelmusik has done just that. Music for feasting. It is a name that, for almost four decades, has been synonymous worldwide with dynamic, engaging, and soulful performances.
Whether on tour or at home in Trinity-St-Paul’s Centre, an historic church in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, at its heart Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir is a family of collaborative musicians. Steeped in the historical traditions of the baroque and classical eras, together they form one of the world’s leading period ensembles.
Tafelmusik is Canada’s most toured orchestra, having performed in over 350 cities in 32 countries, and its international reputation is without question. In January 2017 the orchestra announced the appointment of violinist Elisa Citterio, only the second Music Director in its history. With her stunning virtuoso performances and innovative approach to period performance, the future is indeed bright in Ms. Citterio’s hands.
Under the direction of Ivars Taurins, the Chamber Choir has become one of the most fêted in North America. The vitality of Tafelmusik’s vision clearly resonates with its loyal audiences at home in Toronto, where the ensemble performs some 80 concerts every year, a focal point of Toronto’s lively early music scene.
Rewind to 1979: visionary founders oboist Kenneth Solway and bassoonist Susan Graves began bringing together like-minded musicians to experiment with historically informed performance practice. Their exploration of baroque and classical repertoire quickly started winning audiences, and in 1981 they expanded to form the choir.
The year 1981 also marked the arrival of Music Director Jeanne Lamon. Directing from the violin and embracing an inclusive approach, Lamon’s infectious musicality set Tafelmusik on an upwards trajectory. What was the key to this success? Tafelmusik’s strong identity may be attributed to its core of seventeen permanent instrumentalists, a rarity in period orchestras. Under Jeanne Lamon’s leadership the orchestra and choir developed its trademark sound: transparent, yet rich and vital. The ensemble came to be recognized for its innovative and creative programming, blending familiar masterworks with rare gems. But above all, the reason audiences kept returning was to experience Tafelmusik’s unique brand of engagement. Attend a Tafelmusik concert and you feel individually involved: you have been given an invitation to become a member of the extended Tafelmusik family.
Today, Tafelmusik’s catalogue of award-winning recordings continues to demand the attention of the world stage. Over 85 recordings on the Sony, CBC Records, Analekta, and since 2012, Tafelmusik Media labels, have garnered nine JUNOs and numerous other recording prizes. Today you regularly see Tafelmusik as Record of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine, or Record of the Year in Absolute Sound Magazine.
Masters in transporting audiences to the worlds in which their instruments inhabited, the musicians of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir are always seeking out new ways to remain vibrant and relevant to modern audiences. Whether in cross-cultural collaborations, on stage with Opera Atelier, with the annual tradition of Sing-Along Messiah with Herr Handel at the podium, or at a bar for the new Haus Musik series, theatricality has become a Tafelmusik trademark. Multimedia programs such as The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres (which resulted in the naming of asteroid “197856 Tafelmusik” in 2012) conceived by bassist Alison Mackay, fuse narration, projected images, and music, and have received huge acclaim worldwide.
Tafelmusik is committed to sharing their knowledge and experience through their various artist training initiatives, chief among them the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes. Musicians come to Toronto from around the globe to attend these intensive and varied programs. In addition to delving into the study of historical performance, these young musicians also experience the special alchemy that sets Tafelmusik apart.
Online, on tour, or on Bloor Street, Tafelmusik continues to reinvent itself while remaining true to its roots. In the newly refurbished Jeanne Lamon Hall at Trinity St Paul’s Centre, crystal-clear performances of Bach, Handel, and Mozart are still as fresh as ever, and across the city at Koerner Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, or underground Haus Musik venues, Tafelmusik reaches out to a multiplicity of audiences. Four decades young, Tafelmusik continues to deliver a feast for the senses.