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At the heart of naïve’s catalogue is the Vivaldi Edition, a project that is fast becoming one of the wonders of recorded music…

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Serenata a tre

Marie Lys, soprano
Sophie Rennert, mezzosoprano
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenore
Ensemble Abchordis, Andrea Buccarella

In Vivaldi’s time, serenatas were written for special occasions such as the birth of a child, a birthday, a wedding, etc.. The settings were generally bucolic and the characters based on gods and other well-known personage of Arcadia.  In contrast with operas, serenata casts were small, with a minimum of two singers, and rarely more than three or four, and they were of much shorter length. Of the eight serenatas which are known to have been written by Vivaldi, the music for only three of them have survived.

Serenata a tre RV 690 – II – 3 Come l’erba in vago prato

This may be a minor corner of the Vivaldi canon but it’s a gem.

Lindsay Kempt, Gramophone, July 2023

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Naive’s Vivaldi series is to be counted among the most outstanding initiatives in the history of recording.

Diapason (France)