Night Music
Vivaldi in a mirror

Various authors

Night music

Sony | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2019

Pizzicato:

The present recording brings together various examples of night music from the European tradition and constitutes a kaleidoscope refracting the manifold facets of night. In tells of brilliant celebrations, nocturnal love dramas and desires, tender lullabies, ghosts, birds of the night and the most holy of nights. It is Antonio Vivaldi's music that is pivotal to our recording. Providing a bridge between his works and functioning as interludes are songs, diminutions, motets, madrigals, sommeils and chaconnes from Spai, the Netherlands, France, England, Italy, Germany and Austria.
Music of Vivaldi, Hotteterre, Biber, Lully, van Eyck...