Vivaldi's Cello

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Vivaldi’s Cello is a 2004 album of various arrangements taken from Antonio Vivaldi's operas and oratorios performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor. The album was recorded on November 17-20, 2003 at De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Concerto in G minor for 2 Cellos, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 531/I. Allegro (3:18)
  2. Concerto in G minor for 2 Cellos, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 531/II. Largo (2:31) (violin solo performed on cello)
  3. Concerto in G minor for 2 Cellos, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 531/III. Allegro (3:10)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Jonathan Manson, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  4. . The Four Seasons, Concerto for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo, “Winter” Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297/II. Largo (1:45)(arranged for cello, violin, oboe, bassoon and strings and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  5. Concerto in B-flat Major for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 423/I. Allegro (3:30) (arranged for cello, organ, strings and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
  6. Concerto in B-flat Major for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 423/II. Largo (2:20)
  7. Concerto in B-flat Major for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 423/III. Allegro (3:34)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  8. “Così sugl' occhi miei” from La fida ninfa, RV 714 (2:53)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Margaret Faultless, baroque violin
    • Alfredo Bernardini, baroque oboe
    • Woulter Verschuren, baroque bassoon
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  9. Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute and Orchestra, RV 540/I. Allegro (5:22)
  10. Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute and Orchestra, RV 540/II. Largo (2:31)
  11. Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute and Orchestra, RV 540/III. Allegro (3:06)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and organ
  12. "La gloria del mio sangue" from Giustino, RV 717 (2:49) (arranged for cello, 2 oboes, strings and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Alfredo Bernardini, baroque oboe
    • Michel Henry, baroque oboe
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor
  13. Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 401/I. Allegro non molto (4:16)
  14. Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 401/II. Adagio (2:58)
  15. Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo, RV 401/III. Allegro ma non molto (2:58)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  16. "Noli, ò cara, te adorantis" from Juditha triumphans, RV 644 (5:00) (arranged for cello, oboe, organ and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Alfredo Bernardini, baroque oboe
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and organ
  17. "Laudamus Te" from Gloria, RV 589 (2:26) (arranged for two cellos, strings and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Jonathan Manson, baroque cello
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and organ
  18. "Quanto magis generosa" from Juditha triumphans, RV 644 (10:14) (arranged for cello, viola d’amore, and strings by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Katherine McGillivray, viola d’amore
    • The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord
  19. "Dite oihmè" from La fida ninfa, RV 714 (2:23) (arranged for cello and basso continuo by Ton Koopman)
    • Yo-Yo Ma, baroque cello
    • Jonathan Manson, baroque cello
    • Mike Fentross, lute

Personnel[edit]

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman
Conductor
Harpsichord, Organ

Violins
Margaret Faultless
Foskien Kooistra
Catherine Martin
Fanny Pestalozzi
David Rabinovich
Alida Schat
Carla Marotta
Silvia Schweinberger
Ruth Slater

Violas
Katherine McGillivray
Jane Rogers

Cellos
Jonathan Manson
Catherine Jones

Double Bass
Alberto Rasi

Oboes
Alfredo Bernardini
Michel Henry

Bassoon
Woulter Verschuren

Lute
Mike Fentross

Production[edit]

Producer: Tini Mathot
Recording Engineer: Adriaan Versteijnen