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Vivaldi in a mirror

Various authors

Night music

Sony | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2019


opus kassik prize   icma prize

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...



Night Music

Nani Nani (Sephardic lullaby)
arr. for solo Recorder

Antonio Vivaldi
Sinfonia I from "La Senna festeggiante" RV693

Fra Gerardo (Veneto, 16th century)
L'altra nocte m'insomniava

Antonio Vivaldi
Chamber Concerto in G minor RV 104 "La Notte"

Jacob van Eyck
Engels Nachtegaeltje

"Antonio Vivaldi" alias Nicolas de Chédeville
Sonata in A maior RV59 op.13 from "Il Pastor fido"

Jean-Baptiste Lully
Le Sommeil
from "Atys", tragédie mise en musique (Paris, 1676)

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in E major "Il Riposo" (per il S.Natale) RV270
arrangement in D major for recorder

Jacques Hotteterre "Le Romain" / Jean-Baptiste de Bousset
Pourquoy, doux rossignol

Antonio Vivaldi
Recorder Concerto in C minor Rv441

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Ciacona "Der Nachtwächter"
from Serenada à 5 A 877a (1673)

Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight (1944) arranged by Luigi Mangiocavallo (1959*)


Dorothee Oberlinger &
Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Giorgio Fava, Giovanni Dalla Vecchia, violin
Judit Foldes, viola
Walter Vestidello, violoncello
Giancarlo Pavan, double bass
Giancarlo Rado, archlute and baroque guitar
Giampietro Rosato, harpsichord and organ

Elisabetta de Mircovich, sopran, vielle, symphonia, violoncello
Thomas Hansen, bass
Lorenzo Cavasanti, recorder

Photos Website & Gallery: Giancarlo Rado & Giancarlo Pavan
Photos Website & Gallery
Giancarlo Rado