Vivaldi : Four Concerti

Vivaldi : Four Concerti


Nathan Milstein and the Chamber Orchestra (1962)

Columbia SAX 2518

Testament Records : LP 180 gram

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Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741) :
A1-3  : Concerto in A Major, F.I No. 106
A4-6 : Concerto in C minor. F.I No. 2
B1-3  : Concerto in C Major, F.I No. 3
B4-6 : Concerto in A Major, F.I No. 5

Nathan Mironovich Milstein (1904-1992) performed at a high level into his mid 80s, retiring only after suffering a broken hand. After playing many different violins in his earlier days including the 1710 ex-"Dancla" Stradivarius for a short period, Milstein finally acquired the 1716 "Goldman" Stradivarius in 1945 which he used for the rest of his life. He renamed this Stradivarius the "Maria Teresa" in honour of his daughter Maria.

Vivaldi was imitated and paraphrased for several decades in the 18th century, but his style is actually quite inimitable. This is why his singular voice speaks to us now with such genuine directness and individuality. 

Testament has revived these classic titles from the EMI-Columbia catalog using only the original master tapes, cut onto lacquer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and mastered using full analog techniques throughout production.