Vivaldi: Recorder Concerti (Diary 2015-06-21)

Listening diary post, covering recordings of recorder concerti by Antonio Vivaldi (including some related concerti for violin), played by Maurice Steger / Diego Fasolis / I Barocchisti (2 CDs, 2000 & 2014), Conrad Steinmann / Helmut Müller-Brühl / Cappella Clementina (1978), and by Giuliano Carmignola (violin) / Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca (1999) — 18 different concerti total, including 2 versions of “La Notte”, and 2 versions of “Il gardellino”.


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Maurice Steger / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-10-28

Some media are proclaiming Maurice Steger the “world champion of the recorder”. I think this is a rather odd statement, as musical interpretation can’t be measured, remains subjective, both on the side of the artist, as well as in the listener’s perception and receptivity; however, it is certainly legitimate to state that Maurice Steger’s recorder playing is in the world’s very top league…


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Pergolesi: Septem verba a Christo

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (?): Septem verba a Christo in cruce moriente prolata — René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Sophie Karthäuser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff


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