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This 56th title in the Vivaldi Edition is performed by Accademia Bizantina, Alessandro Tampieri
and Ottavio Dantone.
A Gramophone editor's Choice, this double album brings together the third volume of Concerti per
archi (strings) and the complete Concerti for viola d'amore by the Venetian genius. The Accademia
Bizantina and its iconic chief Ottavio Dantone bring to this release a talent so great it is matched only
by their dedication. The Vivaldi Edition is an ambitious project begun at the beginning of the century
to record some 450 works by Vivaldi, many of them unknown, found in the National University
Library of Turin. With the collaboration of todays leading interpreters of Baroque music we are
making available to the public hundreds of works, many in the composers own hand and covering
every musical genre. Known for but a few iconic pieces of music, Vivaldis reputation is quickly
changing to that of one of the most influential and prolific composers of the 18th century.