Released: 20 March 2020

Reference: AP226

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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Église Saint Pierre (Paris) in August 2019
Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée assisted by Olivier Fourés
Sound engineers: Nicolas Bartholomée, Franck Jaffrès and Ignace Hauville
Editing : Franck Jaffrès, assisted by Aurélie Martin and Ignace Hauville
Mixing and mastering: Nicolas Bartholomée and Franck Jaffrès
Musical edition: Ars Antiqva

Ophélie Gaillard plays a Francesco Goffriller cello (1737) generously on loan by the CIC and an anonymous flemish piccolo cello.

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Released: 20 March 2020

Reference: AP226

Ophélie Gaillard: Vivaldi, I’Colori dell’Ombra

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After a double album dedicated to Boccherini and acclaimed by critics, Ophélie Gaillard and the Pulcinella Orchestra reveal the incredible sound palette of Vivaldi, one of the most brilliant venetian musicians.

Drawing on the finest cello works of the composer, Ophélie Gaillard’s selection places great emphasis on the concerto, for one, two or even four performers. It also includes an exclusive reconstruction of the Concerto RV 788. The vocal interventions of Lucile Richardot and Delphine Galou light up the program like rays of sun through the clouds.

The album alternates between moments of great emotion, sometimes even dolorous as in the Largo of the Concerto RV 416, and moments of passion and frenzy (in the concertos RV 419 or 409) that evoke the Summer from the Four Seasons. This music thus unveils all its mysteries in the interplay of lights and shadows, giving its name to this recording.

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Tracklist

CD1
1-3. Cello Concerto in G minor, RV. 416
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
4. « Sovvente il sole » (from Andromeda liberata, RV Anh. 117)
mezzo-soprano: Lucile Richardot
5-7. Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV. 531
second solo cello: Atsushi Sakaï
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
8-10. Concerto for cello and bassoon in E minor, RV. 409
bassoon: Javier Zafra
I. Adagio – Allegro molto
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
11-13. Concerto for violoncello piccolo in G major, RV. 414
I. Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
14-16.Sinfonia for strings and basso continuo in C major, RV. 112
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto

CD2
1-3. Concerto for 2 violins and 2 cellos in D major, RV. 575
solo violins: Pablo Valetti & Mauro Lopes Ferreira
second solo cello: Atsushi Sakaï
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
4. Cello Concerto in B flat major “per Teresa”, RV. 788 (Larghetto)
reconstruction by Olivier Fourés
5-7. Concerto for violoncello piccolo in B minor, RV. 424
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro non molto
8. « Di verde ulivo » (from Tito manlio, RV. 738)
contralto: Delphine Galou
9-11. Cello Concerto in D minor, RV. 405
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
12. Cello Concerto in A minor, RV. 419 (Allegro)


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