“I Filarmonici” Violino solista: Alberto Martini - violini: Alberto Martini, Alberto Ambrosini, Elena Telò, Lamberto Cadoppi, Elisa Citterio, Isabella Ferrarini, Gianluca Freddi; viole: Luigi Azzolini, Francesco Lattuada; violoncelli: Lorenzo Corbolini, Andrea Bergamelli; contrabbasso: Pino Carraro; cembalo: Francesco Baroni
Concertos for the Emperor - Following the artistic heights and the overwhelming popular success of opus 8 (Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Invenzione), nearly two years elapsed before Vivaldi and his Dutch publisher issued a new collection of twelve concertos, a collection which represented in some way the promised continuation of the earlier work: La Cetra. Concerti consacrati alla Sacra, Cesarea, Cattolica, Real Maestà di Carlo VI [. . . ] da Don Antonio Vivaldi [. . . ] Opera Nona. The fact that the cultivated and melancholic Hapsburg emperor-known throughout Europe for his talents as a harpsichordist, conductor and even, to some extent, composer- consented to receiving such a dedication was certainly not an inconsiderable honor. As to the musical contents of opus 9, this collection has a less clearly defined character than the virtuosic opp. 6 and 7 and the experimental op. 8; one might say that it is more eclectic.
Vivaldi: Sonatas in F major, H major, B flat major, B minor, G minor
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in B flat major, Op. 5 No. 17 (RV 76)
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 18 (RV 72)
Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 14, RV 30
Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 5, No. 15, RV 33
Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 13, RV 18