Ensemble 415 play Vivaldi concertos for four vioins

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COMPOSERS: Antonio Vivaldi
LABELS: Alpha
ALBUM TITLE: Vivaldi
WORKS: Concertos for four violins, RV 549, 550, 551, 553, 567 & 580
PERFORMER: Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini
CATALOGUE NO: ALPHA 311 (2006)

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Despite rather dull recorded sound, springy rhythms, hypnotic continuity and motoric pulse drives these from start to finish. Fascinating textures as Vivaldi works through the permutations and textures of four soloists.

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George Pratt