Virtuosi di Roma: Vivaldi 6 Concerti (with P. Fontanarosa) - Italian RCA GL 71073 (DDD)
Jacket VG- / LP NM / Italian pressing
This superb LP from RCA (GL 71073, Italian pressing, yellow label, DDD stereo) features I Nuovi Virtuosi di Roma in a vibrant and exhilirating all-Vivaldi Violin Concerti album, recorded in the warm acoustics of Studio Forum, Rome, in April and June 1983 (producer/engineer: Sergio Marcotulli / disc mastering: Guido Di Toma).
The commanding soloist in most of the works is the splendid violinist Patrice Fontanarosa.
The exact contents are as follows:
Vivaldi: Concerto in E-flat Major for Violin, Strings, and Harpsichord Op. 8 No. 5 “La Tempesta di mare”
Vivaldi: Concerto in E Major for Violin, Strings, and Harpsichord “L’Amoroso”
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major for 3 Violins, Strings, and Harpsichord
> with Patrice Fontanrosa and fellow violinists Federico Agostini and Pavel Vernikov
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major for Violin and Strings Op. 8 No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins, Cello, Strings, and Harpsichord Op. 3 No. 11
> with violinists Patrice Fontanarosa and Pavel Vernikov and cellist Rocco Filippini
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for 2 Violins, Strings, and Harpsichord F.I. No. 61
> with Patrice Fontanarosa and Pavel Vernikov
Incidentally, the cover photo on the jacket front is by Luigi Ghirri, while the liner notes on the reverse (in English, German, French, and Italian) are by L. Bellingardi.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD-. There is a bumping/wear at corners, general edgewear, some creasing, and slight evidence of shelfwear. However, there are no bends, owners’ markings, seamsplits, or other defects, and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and presentation worthy – overall, still a decent copy.
The condition of the LP is near-MINT and the playback is superb – overall, an outstanding collector's copy.