The Avison Ensemble - Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8 - Independent on Sunday
Though based in the North -East, the Avison's double-disc of Vivaldi's Opus 8 Violin Concertos rivals the sun -kissed performances of Europa Galante and Concerto Italiano. Pavlo Beznosiuk is soloist -director, all flinty trills and silky legato in The Four Seasons and pithy grace in the D and G minor Concertos. Alternating archlute and guitar and harpsichord and organ respectively, Paula Chateauneuf and Roger Hamilton pinpoint the constant play of light central to Vivaldi's music. Delicious.