Antonio Vivaldi: Venetian Dreams


This recording features Vivaldi’s six immensely entertaining recorder concerti, Op. 10, in performances of stunning panache and virtuosity. Praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making”, the New York-based Baroque ensemble REBEL (pronounced “Reh-BEL”) has earned an impressive international reputation. Matthias Maute, a native of Germany, is widely regarded as one of the finest recorder and traverso players of his generation. Since winning First Prize in the renowned Early Music Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1990, his illustrious career has taken him far and wide. Maute and REBEL can also be heard on these BRIDGE discs: VIVALDI: “Shades of Red” (BRIDGE 9173); BIBER: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa I-VI (BRIDGE 9213).

Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 1, La Tempesta di Mare, RV 433

Concerto in g minor, Op. 10, No. 2, La Notte, RV 439

Suonata à 4 al Santo Sepolcro in E flat Major, RV 130

Concerto in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, Il Gardellino, RV 428

Concerto in G major, Op.10, No. 4, RV 435

Concerto in G Minor, RV 157

Concerto in F major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV 434

Concerto in G Major, Op.10, No. 6, RV 437

Matthias Maute, recorder & traverso

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music

Jörg-Michael Schwarz