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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Vivaldi - Il Flauto Dolce: Instrumental Opera for Voice Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

An original concept conceived by and starring Australian virtuoso recorder player, Genevieve Lacey, this recording takes segments from both vocal and instrumental works by Vivaldi (eg. La Griselda, RV 718; Non in pratis aut in hortis RV 641; Concerto in C for Recorder and Strings, RV 443; La Senna Festeggiante, RV 693; L'inconronazione di Dario, RV719; Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F minor, RV 26 and many others) to create a pasticcio, in this case a sort of opera without words.
A pasticcio; is defined as a work or style produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various sources; a potpourri.

ARIA Winner! This superb album has been awarded the Best Classical Album ARIA Award for 2001.

Shining as always, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, directed by Paul Dyer, not only accompany Lacey, but on a couple of tracks, also take the center stage themselves.

Track listing:
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741) Il Flauto Dolce ; An instrumental opera for recorder and orchestra
ACT ONE The scene is set Sinfonia from La Griselda
RV 718 1

We are reminded of the sad state of affairs Sinfonia from La Senna festeggiante,
RV 693 13 II Andante molto The dilemma seems insurmountable, L’inconronazione di Dario (Act I, Scene I),
RV 719 14 Figlie tergete i lumi Concerto in C minor for recorder and strings,
RV 441 15

Duration: Approx. 61 mins. 2001 Genevieve Lacey, recorder Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on period instruments Paul Dyer

  • I Allegro –
  • 2 II Andante –
  • 3 III Minuetto: Allegro

  • The heroine speaks Non in pratis aut in hortis (Introduzione al Miserere for Alto and Strings),
    RV 641 4 I Non in pratis aut in hortis Concerto in C for flautino and strings,
    RV 443 5
    • I [Allegro] 6
    • II Largo 7
    • III Allegro molto

    • She is met with a chilling response Filiæ maestæ Jerusalem (Introduzione al Miserere for alto and strings),
      RV 638 8 III Sed tenebris diffusis Concerto in D for strings,
      RV 124 9 II Grave We hear her plea for understanding Concerto in F for recorder and strings,
      RV 442 10 II Largo e cantabile A raging tempest ensues Concerto in C minor for strings,
      RV118 11 III Allegro Our heroine laments O qui cœli terræque serenitas (Motet for Soprano and Strings),
      RV 631 12 I O qui cœli terræque serenitas
      • I Allegro non molto 16
      • II Largo

      • A new voice speaks of hope Sonata for violin and basso continuo in G minor,
        RV 26 17 I [Adagio] Nulla in mundo pax sincera (Motet for soprano and strings),
        RV 630 18 I Nulla in mundo pax sincera Understanding evolves Sonata in B-flat for Two Violins and Basso Continuo,
        RV 78 19 I Preludio: Adagio Sweet reconciliation Concerto in F for recorder and strings,
        RV 442 20 I Allegro non molto Preparation for the festivities Concerto in F for strings,
        RV 442 21 I Allegro molto All are united in joyous celebration Concerto in C for recorder and strings,
        RV 444 22
        • I Allegro non molto 23
        • II Largo 24
        • III Allegro molto
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