Daniel Hope’s second album for DG finds him reunited with the esteemed Chamber Orchestra of Europe for their third partnership in the recording studio. Hope made his DG debut with Mendelssohn; he now turns his attention to Vivaldi with a selection of the composer’s greatest violin concertos. When presented by passionate, energetic performers this music is guaranteed to provide an uplifting and entertaining listening experience.
Hope and his band play on modern instruments, but in period style, a method they previously perfected in their acclaimed recording of Bach concertos (Warner). This recording attracted a remarkable amount of critical acclaim: “Modern-instrument Bach may not be fashionable, but these alert, fresh accounts of much-recorded concertos have all the zing and brio we expect from period ensembles.” (The Sunday Times)
Violin Concerto in D major, RV234 'L'Inquietudine'
Concerto in E minor, RV 273 for violin, strings and basso continuo
Trio Sonata, Op. 1 No. 12 for Two Violins & Continuo in D minor, RV 63 'La Follia'
Lorenza Borrani (solo violin)
Violin Concerto, Op. 8 No. 5 in E flat major, RV253 'La tempesta di mare'
Sovente il sole (from Andromeda liberata)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Concerto, Op. 3 No. 11 'Con due Violini e Violoncello obligato', RV 565
Lorenza Borrani (solo violin) & William Conway (solo cello)