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Chill with Vivaldi

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Naxos' Chill with Vivaldi presents 15 of the composer's most relaxing compositions, including Concerto for 2 Violins in a Minor: Larghetto E Espirituoso, Concerto in G for 2 Mandolins, Flute Concerto in D Major: Largo and Concerto in D for Guitar. While the album's concept is simple, it features a good sampling from Vivaldi's major works, including the Dresden Concerto and the Four Seasons; it also alternates between large and small-scale compositions, all of which give the album an unexpected amount of depth and diversity. Gloria in D: Et in Terra Pax and Guitar Concerto in A: Larghetto are among the other highlights of this collection. It may not be the only Vivaldi collection you'll ever need, but Chill with Vivaldi is still a pleasant and soothing one to have around.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Double Violin Concerto, for 2 violins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 516
1 4:12
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
2 2:42
Guitar Concerto, for guitar, strings & continuo in A major (arranged from Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82)
3 7:07
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315
4 2:38
Chamber Concerto ("Il gardellino"), for flute/recorder or violin, oboe or violin, violin, bassoon or cello & continuo in D, RV 90
5 3:19
Chamber Concerto, for flute, violin, bassoon & continuo in D minor, RV 96
6 3:17
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F major ("L'autunno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 3), Op.8/3, RV 293
7 2:51
Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in C minor, RV 402
8 2:49
Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in D minor, RV 407
9 2:56
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297
10 2:25
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G major, RV 314a
11 3:31
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in A major, RV 341
12 3:09
Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589
13 5:24
Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532
14 3:56
Lute (Chamber) Concerto, for lute (or guitar), 2 violins & continuo in D major, RV 93
15 5:24
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