This Week's Free Download
Expressive Vivaldi from Florilegium
Writing in the March issue of BBC Music Magazine our critic Nicholas Anderson said if he had to live with only one sacred work by Vivaldi it would be his G major setting for soprano of Laudate pueri Dominum (RV601).
So we're offering you the opening movement from this work for our free download this week. It comes from a recording by Baroque ensemble Floilegium and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas on Channel Classics.
Anderson wrote in his review ‘Manahan Thomas’s fresh sounding, youthful voice, agile technique and secure intonation are a delight and are qualities that well serve the sometimes theatrical demands of Vivaldi’s virtuoso writing.’