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Jupiter - Vivaldi - Presto Classical

All four soloists dig into the virtuosic writing with glee – Peter Whelan’s pyrotechnics in the Bassoon Concerto are little short of astonishing, and Franco-Italian mezzo Lea Desandre rivals Cecilia Bartoli for agility without having inherited any of the Roman diva’s mannerisms. The poppy We are the ocean makes for a rather bathetic coda after her breathtaking Agitata da due venti, but that’s only a minor quibble.

 

Presto Classical
25 October 2019