The Avison Ensemble - Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8 - BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
Now back to the Baroque for a recording of Vivaldi I've really enjoyed. If your heart sinks at the thought of another disc of the four seasons then here's a decent disc that presents those four famous concertos in context. The whole of Vivaldi's Opus 8; the twelve concertos he called the trial of harmony and invention from The Avison Ensemble led from the violin by Pavlo Beznosiuk. The seasons are fine but there are so many joys in the rest of the concertos and Pavlo's favourite he says is No. 11 in D Major for its infectious Christmas morning clamour.
Lovely, warm colourful playing.