- 50th cd to be released in Naive's on-going Vivaldi Edition _
Catone in Utica is the 50th cd to be released in Naive's on-going Vivaldi Edition recording project which was begun in 2000. The story of rivalry and unrequited love is set in Utica (present day Tunisia) during Giulio Cesare's reign over Rome. Ann Hallenberg, Topi Lehtipuu, Romina Basso, Sonia Prina, Roberta Mameli and Emoke Barath, familiar names in Baroque opera today, recount the tale through dramatic arias and recitatives, bringing to life a work which was first performed to great applause in 18th-century Venice.
- Naive celebrates its 15th anniversary _
- Dmitry Sinkovsky & Il Pomo d Oro bis _
- IL POMO D ORO & Riccardo Minasi _
- Orlando Furioso 1714 _
- In search of Vivaldi _
CD/BOOK - “In Search of Vivaldi” is a special edition cd/book which Naïve released for the Vivaldi celebrations which took place in Versailles in the summer of 2011. A 96 pages book around Vivaldi and his world is lavishly illustrated with many colour reproductions, obscure anecdotes a biography and much more. The two accompanying cds unite the best of the Venetian master’s sacred, instrumental and vocal music.
In search of Vivaldi
- Vivaldi on iPhone - MY VIVALDI _
- Book release "Vivaldi - La Quinta Stagione" by Orlando Perera _
Naive celebrates its 15th anniversary
September 26 and 27, 2013 two days of continuing festivities will be held at the Gaité Lyrique in Paris. Many of Naive’s artists from pop to world, jazz and classic will be performing in back-to-back concerts throughout these two days, including a Vivaldi surprise. For more information consult www.naive.fr
Dmitry Sinkovsky & Il Pomo d Oro bis
A second recording with the group, featuring the young Russian violinist, Dmitri Sinkovsky, and entitled « Concerti per violino vol. V Per Pisendel » was released at the end of January and was immediately awarded the prestigious « Diapason d’Or » award. Dmitri performs with amazing ease a number of the more technically daunting violin concertos by Vivaldi. « Virtuosity, finesse, expression, imagination, Sinkovsky has it all» - Le Monde.
IL POMO D ORO & Riccardo Minasi
Naïve is pleased to present a new Baroque group, Il Pomo d’Oro. These young Italians shine with their fresh, enthusiastic sound . It’s the new generation and for their first recording their leader, violinist Riccardo Minasi gives us seven of Vivaldi’s violin sonatas, each of them a gem, not one of them alike. Their recording “L’Imperatore” , the fourth of the violin sonata recordings in the Vivaldi Edition, immediately received the « Choc de la Musique » award.
Orlando Furioso 1714
Vivaldi Edition recording artist Federico Maria Sardelli is also known for his expertise as a Vivaldi scholar and researcher as well as the man who gives the catalogue numbers to new-found works by the great Venetian master. 2013 began with a major surprise, his announcement of the discovery of two acts of a Vivaldi opera. In reality, the opera’s name will be familiar to all – Orlando Furioso – but the music is another opera entirely. Written in 1714, thirteen years before the famous Orlando Furioso we all know, this music had been erroneously catalogued under the name of another composer. The cd was released in the fall of 2012.
Vivaldi on iPhone - MY VIVALDI
In an ever continuing effort to introduce the public to the wealth of exceptional music that Vivaldi wrote, Naïve record’s Vivaldi Edition project has begun the year with the launch of a free iPhone application.
This application allows you to sample some of the nearly forty albums recorded to date in The Vivaldi Edition. Touch on a piece and begin listening while you slide through the album covers. Stop on any of the cds, tap on the photo and you have a historical commentary of that particular album while the music continues to play. Send the track to a friend.
It’s all just a click away and can be downloaded at : http://itunes.com/app/myvivaldi
To see the presentation video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3muPU6Ai4&feature=related
Book release "Vivaldi - La Quinta Stagione" by Orlando Perera
Cultural journalist Orlando Perera has recently published a book in Italian entitled "Vivaldi - la Quinta Stagione". The 200-page book is divided into two sections, a first on the life of Vivaldi and the second on the incredible voyage of Vivaldi's autograph manuscripts, a unique musical patrimony, from Venice to the National Library in Torino where they are now known as the Foà and Giordano collection.
Behind an immediately engaging literary style is rigorous documentation based on the most recent musicological finds. This much needed general work, directed specifically to non-specialists, clarifies the immense historical role the mysterious Venetian composer held, a role which until now has been denied him. An English version is to be released in the spring of 2011.