Period Showpieces

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Typical Vivaldi-like concerto meets Bach’s trademark fugue in these three concerti, performed by the “period movement” English Concert, with Standage and Wilcock on the violins and Pinnock conducting from the harpsichord.

The Concerto for 2 Violins is especially phenomenal, sounding like the instruments are in a romantic conversation in cantabile form, with each violin whisking the melody off and toying with it in little “episodes” as the sleeve says.

Archiv produced this digital release in the 80s. A painting by Weigel depicts a very baroque violinist humbly modeling his musicianship with utter poker-facedness.

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