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.

Independent on Sunday
06 November 2011