Jupiter - Vivaldi - Presto Classical

All four soloists dig into the virtuosic writing with glee – Peter Whelan’s pyrotechnics in the Bassoon Concerto are little short of astonishing, and Franco-Italian mezzo Lea Desandre rivals Cecilia Bartoli for agility without having inherited any of the Roman diva’s mannerisms. The poppy We are the ocean makes for a rather bathetic coda after her breathtaking Agitata da due venti, but that’s only a minor quibble.


Presto Music
25 October 2019