Schlagwort-Archiv: Rachel Podger

Noch mehr von Vivaldi

Ich beziehe mich auf den Artikel, in dem sich Reinhard Goebel mit Vivaldi auseinandersetzt, und lasse dazu passend (oder manchem auch nicht passend) den Hinweis auf eine neue Aufnahme folgen.

Rachel Podger:

These pieces are truly exhilarating to play and perform and their fresh impact never fails to hit some target or other, judging by the reaction of a live audience. Not often do you witness four violins trying to outdo each other! During Brecon Baroque’s concerts preceding the recording, the rapier-like turns in musical conversations between the four parts always seemed to lead to added expectation and excitement – all the more effective because of the contrasted moments of deep melancholy which Vivaldi somehow manages to express irrespective of mode; like Schubert, a major key can be just as poignant and affecting as a minor in a conceit of sadness or loss. For example, in the slow movements of Concertos nos. 9 and 12 in D and E major respectively, there is an exquisite tenderness in his writing, something fragile, innocent and temporary; I catch myself wondering for whom these moments were created…