Pastoral tableau and earthly delights are on display in this vibrant and varied selection of Vivaldi’s arias and concertos for mixed forces. Vivaldi in Arcadia, the follow-up recording to Adrian Chandler’s Avie debut, Per Monsieur Pisendel (AV 0018), features the expanded forces of his ensemble La Serenissima, with the stunning string soloists engaging in a contest of style and beauty. The sparkling soprano of Mhairi Lawson, a member of English National Opera, joins them for arias from Dorilla in Tempe.
Adrian Chandler’s passionate explorations of Vivaldi’s music have led to numerous critically acclaimed performances, including the UK premieres of several of the Red Priest’s stage works.
Concerto in G, RV575
Concerto in D major RV95 'La Pastorella'
Concerto for 3 violins in F major, RV 551
Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (from Dorilla in Tempe)
Bel piacer saria d'un core (from Dorilla in Tempe)
Rete lacci (from Dorilla in Tempe)
Concerto for 4 violins, viola & basso continuo RV553
Concerto RV 564 for 2 violins & 2 cellos