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The Best Vivaldi [Best Buy Exclusive] - Adolf Holler (trumpet); Alirio Diaz (guitar); Helmut Wobisch (trumpet); Jan Tomasow (violin); I Solisti di Zagreb;...
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  1. The Four Seasons (Il quattro stagione), 4 concertos for violin, strings & continuo, Op. 8/1-4 ("Il cimento" Nos. 1-4)
  2. Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C major, RV 537
  3. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532
  4. Mandolin Concerto, for mandolin, strings & continuo in C major, RV 425
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This isn't really the best of anything, but it's an acceptable example of good recycling practices. Many other recordings of these famous Vivaldi works are more vivid, more commanding when it comes to the instrumental soloists, closer to what Vivaldi had in mind, or all three. Yet it's hard to be too hard on the 1960s performances collected here, for they're the ones through which people of a certain age learned to love Vivaldi. Back when public radio stations were not just chasing ratings with their own teams of talking ...

The Best Vivaldi [Best Buy Exclusive] 2005, Vanguard Classics

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