, September 2012
Capriccio is here making this collection of Italian Baroque concertos, recorded between 1988 and 1992, available in a budget twofer set that you can’t afford to pass up…
The set brings together six of Vivaldi’s well-known and oft-recorded concertos, intermixing them with concertos by three of his close contemporaries.
…Pergolesi did write a number of serious operas, as well as sacred works and instrumental compositions, among which the Violin Concerto in B♭-Major performed here by violinist Andrea Keller is a fine example of the composer’s vocal style applied to purely instrumental music.
Leo’s reputation rests today almost solely on half a dozen cello concertos, of which the one in D Minor is ably performed here by cellist Werner Matzke.
Sensible size—17 players—sane tempos, and sure technique distinguish these performances by Concerto Köln under its leader for this collection, Werner Ehrhardt. © 2012 Fanfare Read complete review