“Vivaldi: Concerti Per Violino Viii ‘il Teatro'”
Concerto for Violin Strings and Harpsichord in D RV217,
Concerto for Violin in C Major RV 187,
Concerto in D minor for Violin RV235,
Violin Concerto in B flat major, RV 366,
Violin Concerto in B minor, RV 387 'Per Signora Anna Maria'.
Julien Chauvin (Violin).
Le Concert de la Loge – Julien Chauvin.
The 63rd episode of the VIVALDI EDITION is also the eighth series of violin concertos: for the first time a French violinist joins the illustrious series of violin soloists of the Vivaldi Edition: JULIEN CHAUVIN and his ensemble LE CONCERT DE LA LOGE, founded in 2015, bring all the charms of the music of the great master Vivaldi to life.
In the cycle “il teatro”, consisting of six concerts, the focus of interest is the interrelation between instrumental pieces and Vivaldi’s operas, which is of great importance for his entire oeuvre. As the musicologist Cesare Fertonani wrote: “From 1713 onwards, stage music and instrumental compositions began to intensively and continuously stimulate each other in Vivaldi’s work. His cross-genre understanding of language and style enables the composer to move from one domain to another with acrobatic skill. Thus, between his vocal music, especially opera, and his instrumental music, a dense network of mutual borrowings, revisions, quotations and analogies is created, the extent and significance of which among his contemporaries has at best only reached Handel.