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Tanya Tomkins performs the Largo from the cello concerto in D Minor, RV 407. In this unique and highly unusual composition, Vivaldi extends his harmonic language to the use of free tones and asymmetrical key relationships by creating an impressionistic melody over a chromatic bass line.
Live, UHD, 4K video from the Voices of Music Virtuoso Concertos concert, December, 2015.
Voices of Music
Hanneke van Proosdij & David Tayler, directors
Maria Caswell, baroque viola, anonymous, Mittenwald, c1800
Cynthia Miller Freivogel, baroque violin by Johann Paul Schorn, Salzburg, Austria, 1715
Lisa Grodin, baroque violin by Paulo Antonio Testore, Larga di Milano, Italy, 1736
Katherine Heater, baroque organ by Winold van der Putten, Finsterwolde, Netherlands, 2004, after early 18th-century northern German instruments
Carla Moore, baroque violin by Johann Georg Thir, Vienna, Austria, 1754
Maxine Nemerovski, baroque violin by Timothy Johnson, Indiana, 1999 (after Stradivarius)
Farley Pearce, violone by George Stoppani, Manchester, 1985, after Amati, 1560
Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello, anonymous, 1673
Tanya Tomkins, baroque cello, Lockey Hill, London, England, 1798
Gabrielle Wunsch, baroque violin by Lorenzo Carcassi, Florence, Italy, 1765