Chasing The Dragon's first "Direct Cut" album was of the Interpreti Veneziani performing a wonderful version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. When chatting with Paolo, the orchestra's organizer, CTD discovered the group had never taken part in a 'live' recording. They have always performed in the San Vidal Church which is in the Accademia area of Venice. The acoustics in the church are outstanding. So after some discussion with the orchestra, they were convinced to record a live double album there. This would mean that a small crew would have to go to Venice and record 5 live concerts. It's a dirty job, but somebody had to do it!
"For many years Francoise and I at Chasing the Dragon have had the pleasure of visiting Venice, where we would attend concerts given by the leading chamber orchestra; Interpreti Veneziani. These superb musicians, combined with the beautiful acoustics of San Vidal Church, create a wonderful concert event. Recently, we had the opportunity to record 5 live concerts, which we have combined together to present to you the pleasure of being amongst the audience yourself. We really hope you enjoy this album!" - Mike Valentine
Features: • Double CD
Musicians: Sonia Amadio Tommaso Bagnati Paolo Ciociola Paolo Cognolato Giuliano Fontanella Angelo Liziero Anania Maritan Pietro Talamini Giovanni Agazzi, violin (CD1/1-3) Andrea Bressan, bassoon (CD1/4-6, CD2/1-3) Nicola Granillo, violin (CD1/7-9) Federico Braga, violin (CD1/10) Davide Amadio, cello (CD2/4-6 & 8-10) Giacobbe Stevanato, violin (CD2/8-10)
Selections: Disc One: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Violin Concerto in B minor 1-3. Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro Bassoon Concerto in E minor 4-6. Allegro poco - Andante - Allegro Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) Violin Concerto in E minor 7-9. Allegro - Andante - Allegro Violin Concerto in A Major 10. Largo
Disc Two: Antonio Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor 1-3. Allegro: piano sembre - Larghetto - Allegro Cello Concerto in A Major 4-6. Allegro - Andante - Allegro
7. "La Follia" Trio Sonata Violin and Cello Concerto 8-10. Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro molto
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713) Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4 11. Allegro