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I Musici The Philips Legacy (83CD)

Marking the 70th anniversary of I Musici, Decca Classics presents the Philips legacy of “The World’s finest chamber orchestra” (Arturo Toscanini), bringing together their complete analogue recordings in one 83-CD boxed set, with no less than 26 new-to-CD recordings.

Highlights include:
The seminal first recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Felix Ayo
Many recordings with acclaimed international soloists Salvatore Accardo, and Heinz Holliger
Award-winning recordings of Concertos by Torelli, Corelli, Marcello, Manfredini & Bonporti
Benchmark recordings of Vivaldi’s complete printed works, including the twelve concertos of “La Stravaganza” & “La Cetra”
World premiere recording of Albinoni’s Concerti, Op.10
Rarities by Geminiani, Tartini & Wassanaer
168pp booklet with an informative essay “The World’s Finest Chamber Orchestra” by broadcaster (and former BBC Radio 3 Producer), and Baroque specialist Nicholas Anderson

CD1 VIVALDI: Four Concertos, Op.8 Nos. 1-4, RV 269, 315, 293 & 297 – “The Four Seasons” (1955 recording) Felix Ayo violin
CD2 *TORELLI: 5 Concerti, Op.8, Nos. 2, 3, 6, 9 & 12
CD3 *CORELLI: 5 Concerti grossi, Op.6, Nos. 4, 7-10
CD4 *MARCELLO: 6 Oboe Concerti “La Cetra” Nos. 2-4 & 6; Oboe Concerto in D Minor, S.Z799
CD5 *GEMINIANI: 5 Concerti grossi, Op.7, Nos. 1-3, 5 & 6
CD6 *MANFREDINI: 6 Concerti grossi, Op.3, Nos. 2, 3, 7, 8, 10 & 12
CD7 *BONPORTI: Concerti a 4, Op.11, Nos. 4-6 & 8
CD8 VIVALDI: Violin Concerti, RV 199 “Il sospetto”, 234 “L’ inquietudine”, 271 “L’amoroso” & 270 “Il riposo”
CD9 *J.S. BACH: Violin Concerti Nos. 1 & 2, BWV 1041 & 1042; Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043; Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings & Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 – Piano performance
CD10 *VIVALDI: Flute Concerti Op.10, Nos. 1-3 & 5, RV 433 “La tem pesta di mare”, 439 “La notte”, 428 “Il gar dellino”, 434 & 151 “Concerto alla Rustica”; Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings & Continuo in B Flat, RV 547; Concerto in C minor for Strings & Continuo, RV 120; Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings & Continuo, RV401; Concerto grosso for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in A minor, RV 522
CD11 *MOZART: Serenade in G, K525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” [1958]; Divertimento in D, K136; Serenata Notturna in D, K239; Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K546
CD12 *HANDEL: Concerti grossi, Op.6, Nos. 4, 9, 10 & 12
CD13 *LOCATELLI: Concerti grossi, Op.1, Nos. 8 “Christmas Concerto”, 9, 11 & 12
CD14 *ALBINONI: Concerti a 5, Op.9 Nos. 2, 4 & 10; Sonata a 5 in G minor, Op.2, No. 6
CD15 VIVALDI: Four Concertos, Op.8 Nos. 1-4, RV 269, 315, 293 & 297 – “The Four Seasons” (1959 recording) Felix Ayo violin
CD16 VIVALDI: Concerto in A minor for 2 Violin, Strings & Continuo, RV 523; Concerto for 2 Flutes, Strings & Continuo in C, RV 533; Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings & Continuo in G, RV 532; Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo in D minor, RV 535
CD17 LOCATELLI: Violin Concerti, Op.3, Nos. 1, 8 & 9
CD18 *VIVALDI: Wind Concerti - Oboe Concerto in A minor, RV 461; Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484; Flute Concerti, RV 441 & 427
CD19 *Concerti by SCARLATTI, LEO, DURANTE & PERGOLESI
A. SCARLATTI: Concerto for Strings No.3 in F
LEO: Concerto for Cello and Strings in D
DURANTE: Concerto for Strings & Continuo in F minor
PERGOLESI: Concerto for Flute, Strings & Continuo in G
CD20 *GIAZOTTO: Adagio for Strings & Organ in G minor
VIVALDI: Concerto in A for Violin & Strings, RV 345 – Arr. For Oboe & Strings by Franz Giegling;
Sonata in G minor for Strings, Op.2, No.6; Concerto in E for Violin & Strings, RV 263a; Concerto in G for Violin & Strings, RV 300
CD21 HAYDN: Violin Concerto in C, H.VIIa No.1
*MOZART: Divertimenti K137 & 138
T. GIORDANO: Concerto for Cembalo & Strings in C
CD22 J.S. BACH: Concerto for Flute, Violin & Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044;
Concerto for 2 Harpsichords, Strings & Continuo in C minor, BWV 1060 – reconstructed for Oboe & Violin by F. Giegling;
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048
CD23 VIVALDI: Violin Concertos, Op.8, Nos. 5-8, RV 253 “La tempesta di mare”, RV 180 “Il piacere”, 242 & 332
CD24 VIVALDI: Violin Concertos, Op.8, Nos. 9-12, RV 236, 362 “La caccia”, 210 & 178
CD25 RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite No.3
BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op.11*
BARTÓK*: Roumanian Folk Dances for Orchestra, Sz. 68 – trans. for string orchestra by Arthur Willner
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony, Op.4
CD26 MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No.9*
SCHUBERT: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra*; Five Minuets & Trios for String Quartet, D 89*
CD27 Christmas Concertos by CORELLI, MANFREDINI, TORELLI & LOCATELLI
CD28 VIVALDI: 12 Concertos, Op.3 “L’estro armonico”, Nos. 1-6
CD29 VIVALDI: 12 Concertos, Op.3 “L’estro armonico”, Nos. 7-12
CD30 *Concerti by ALBINONI, VIVALDI, MARCELLO & GALUPPI
CD31 J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-3, BWV 1046-1048; Suite No.2, BWV 1067
CD32 J.S. BACH: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4-6, BWV 1049-1051
CD33 VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.4 “La stravaganza”, Nos. 1-6
CD34 VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.4 “La stravaganza”, Nos. 7-12
CD35 VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.9 “La cetra”, Nos. 1-6
CD36 VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op.9 “La cetra”, Nos. 7-12
CD37 Concerti by VIVALDI, CAPUZZI & PAISIELLO*
CD38 VIVALDI: Concertos for Violin, 2 Violins, Strings etc. (RV 547, 564, 552, 129 & 130)
CD39 MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E flat, Op.20
ROSSINI: Sonata a quattro No.3 in C
BONPORTI: Concerto a 4 in F, Op.11, No. 5*
GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in D, Op.7, No. 1*
CD40 CORELLI: Concerti grossi, Op.6, Nos. 1-6
CD41 CORELLI: Concerti grossi, Op.6, Nos. 7-12
CD42 MENDELSSOHN: String Symphonies Nos. 10 & 12
CD43 ALBINONI: Concerti grossi, Op.9, Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 10 & 12
CD44 ALBINONI: Concerti grossi, Op.9, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 & 11
CD45 TELEMANN: Suites & Concerti
CD46 VIVALDI: Concerti for Flute & Strings, Op.10, Nos. 1-6, RV 433 “la tempesta di mare”, 439 “La notte”, 428 “Il gardellino”, 435, 434 & 437
CD47 ALBINONI: Concerti, Op. 10, Nos. 1-6*
CD48 ALBINONI: Concerti, Op.10, Nos. 7-12*
CD49 VIVALDI: Four Concertos, Op.8 Nos. 1-4 – “The Four Seasons” [1969 recording] Roberto Michelucci violin
CD50 GEMINIANI: Concerti grossi, Op.5, Nos. 1-6
CD51 GEMINIANI: Concerti grossi, Op.5, Nos. 7-12
CD52 BONPORTI: Concerti, Op.11, Nos. 4, 6, 8 & 9
CD53 MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No. 11; Violin Concerto in D minor*
CD54 ROSSINI: Sonata a quattro Nos. 1-5
WOLF: Italian Serenade in G, WW XV / 3
CD55 THE BAROQUE ITALIAN TRUMPET Don Smithers trumpet
CD56 *VIVALDI: Concerti for Strings etc. (RV 158, 542, 153, 527, 531 & 134)
CD57 Flute Concertos by VIVALDI, TARTINI & MERCADENTE
CD58 MOZART: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K219*; Serenade in G, K525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”; Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K546
CD59 *MOZART: Symphonies Nos. 13, 16, 42 & 44
CD60 MOZART: Divertimenti, K136-138; Serenata notturna in D, K239
CD61 *MOZART: Divertimenti in F, K247 & 251 “Nannerl-Septett”; March in F, K248
CD62 J.S. BACH: Concerto for Harpsichord, BWV 1052; Concerto for Flute, Violin & Harpsichord, BWV 1044
CD63 VIVALDI: Flute Concerti, RV 436, 427, 440, 439 “La notte” & 429
CD64 VIVALDI: Flute Concerti, RV 441, 438, 433 “La tempesta di mare”, 108 & 533
CD65 TARTINI: Violin Concerti, D.96, 117 & 78 Salvatore Accardo violin
CD66 *VIVALDI: Bassoon Concerti, RV 484, 498, 489, 502 Klaus Thunemann bassoon
CD67 VIVALDI: Concerti, Op.7, Nos. 1-6 Salvatore Accardo violin, Heinz Holliger oboe
CD68 VIVALDI: Concerti Op.7, Nos. 7-12 Salvatore Accardo violin, Heinz Holliger oboe
CD69 VIVALDI: Violin Concerti, Op.12, Nos. 1-6 Salvatore Accardo violin
CD70 VIVALDI: Oboe Concerti, RV 463, 447, 460 & 450 Heinz Holliger oboe
CD71 VIVALDI: Violin Concerti, Op.6 Nos. 1-6 Pina Carmirelli violin
CD72 *VIVALDI: Oboe Concerti, RV 451, 457, 461, 453 & 455 Heinz Holliger oboe
CD73 *VIVALDI: Concerti for Strings, RV 157, 126, 154, 138, 141, 114, 119 & 149
CD74 VIVALDI: Concerto in A minor for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV 523; Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401;
Violin Concerto in E, RV 271 “L’amoroso”; Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings & Continuo in B flat, RV 547
CD75 *VIVALDI: Concerti for Strings, RV 137, 168, 132, 116, 156, 131 & 112
CD76 *VIVALDI: Concerti for 1, 2 & 4 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV 575, 525, 546 “all’Inglese” & 553
CD77 *A. SCARLATTI: Concerti for Strings Nos. 1-6
CD78 VIVALDI: Oboe Concerti, RV 449, 548, 448, 456, 543 Heinz Holliger oboe
CD79 HAYDN: Clavier Concerto in F, H.XVIII No.6 with Solo Violin; Cassation in G, Hob.II, 2
CD80 *VIVALDI: Violin Concertos Op.11, Nos. 1-6 Salvatore Accardo violin
CD81 VIVALDI: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo, RV 534-536 Heinz Holliger & Maurice Bourgue oboes
Oboe Concerti, R.458 & 462 Heinz Holliger oboe
CD82 WASSANAER: 6 Concerti Armonici (formerly attributed to Pergolesi)
CD83 PERGOLESI: Sonata for Violin, Strings & Continuo in B flat; Concerto a 5 in F for Violin, Strings & Continuo

*First International CD release