The Art of Vivaldi’s Lute

May 31, 2011

Vivaldi’s complete music for lute and strings (the famous Concerto in D, the concerto in d minor for viola d’amore and lute, and the trio sonatas in C major and g minor) is included on this album, along with two Vivaldi Sinfonias for strings and the Vivaldi motet “In Turbato Mare Irato” (which features soprano, Jennifer Ellis Kampani).  The familiar Vivaldi works for lute and strings are especially distinctive in this recording for the theorbo playing of William Simms, which  blends seamlessly with Vivaldi’s solo lute parts.