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Vivaldi Cantatas - Deirdre Moynihan and Ensemble Nota Velata

Released by Naxos on Jan 6th 2014


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Deirdre Moynihan, Soprano


Claire DuffAnita Vedres, violins
Marja Gaynor, viola
Aoife Nic Athlaoich, cello
David Adams, harpsichord


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VIVALDI, A.: Cantatas - All'ombra d'un bel faggio / Lungi dal vago volto (Moynihan, Ensemble Nota Velata)

Vivaldi wrote around forty cantatas in the so-called ‘Neapolitan’ style with alternating arias and recitatives. Some, such as All’ombra d’un bel faggio, are in an Arcadian setting, while others—including Allor che lo sguardo—take unrequited love as their theme. Whatever the context, Vivaldi’s inexhaustible reserves of expressive vocal writing, dancelike rhythms, and subtle weaving of instrumental and solo vocal lines are everywhere apparent. With text-setting of such refinement and delicacy, Vivaldi ensures that his music remains at all times balanced and elegant.

  Lungi dal vago volto, RV 680
1.   Recitativo: Lungi dal vago volto 00:01:38
2.   Aria: Augelletti, voi col canto 00:06:53
3.   Recitativo: Allegrezza, mio core 00:00:38
4.   Aria: Mi stringerai si, si 00:04:32
  Allor che lo sguardo, RV 650
5.   Aria: Allor che lo sguardo 00:05:03
6.   Recitativo: Pena cosi spietata 00:00:43
7.   Aria: Perche saettarmi 00:03:39
  Che giova il sospirar, povero core, RV 679
8.   Recitativo: Che giova il sospirar, povero core 00:00:55
9.   Aria: Nell'aspro tuo periglio 00:05:32
10.   Recitativo: Ma tu, nume d'amor 00:00:40
11.   Aria: Cupido, tu vedi 00:03:36
  All'ombra d'un bel faggio, RV 649
12.   Recitativo: All'ombra d'un bel faggio 00:01:05
13.   Aria: Senti che ti risponde 00:05:08
14.   Recitativo: Ne men di quell ruscello 00:00:41
15.   Aria: Vorrei mio ben, da te 00:03:00
  Perche son molli, RV 681
16.   Aria: Perche son molli 00:06:28
17.   Recitativo: Dunque gia 00:01:43
18.   Aria: Le fresche violette 00:03:10
 Total Playing Time 00:55:04

International Record Review

International Record Review

This is a thoroughly beguiling recital disc and one which is certain to help further the cause for this spellbinding, richly detailed music. When sung like this, it deserves the widest possible audience. Read Full IRR Review


Sunday Business Post Review

Vivaldi cantata gems get fine polishing

by Dick O'Riordan  Read Review


Irish Examiner Interview

by Jo Kerrigan.

Deirdre-Moynihan Soprano