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Gstaad (CH) Kirche Saanen Sun 28.07.2024


Il Progetto Vivaldi 3

Sol Gabetta
Cappella Gabetta
Andres Gabetta

Sony Classical

Release Date: September 2013

Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D major, RV 404
Antonio Vivaldi : Cello Concerto in F Major, RV411
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, R.532 arrangement for violin, cello and orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV422
Fortunato Chelleri: Cello Concerto in G major
Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto for cello and strings in C minor
Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Concerto for cello and strings in C major
Andrea Zani: Cello Concerto A minor WD 789

"Sol Gabetta’s interpretations are unashamedly Romantic in technique and style, emphasising that there is more to historically informed performance than simply using period instruments.

That said, Gabetta is as good a cellist as may be met in a long march – pitch-perfect (even in the often high tessitura of the first movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto for two mandolins RV532, in an arrangement for violin and cello soloists), cultured of tone, incisive but not edgy, and alert to every nuance. Some of her tempos exceed the speed limit – witness the finales of all four Vivaldi concertos – yet alongside playing of muscular virtuosity are some sublimely lyrical moments, notably in the aria-like Largo of RV422 and the central movements of Zani and Chelleri’s concertos. Chelleri’s opera-influenced work, recorded here for the first time, is a real gem.“ (The Strad 2014)