Vivaldi’s Women


La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler, Director/Violin
Claire Booth, Soprano
Renata Pokupić, Mezzo-Soprano
Jess Dandy, Contralto

Concerto for Viola d’Amore, Strings & Concerto in D minor, RV 394
Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
Concerto for Violin in Tromba Marina, Strings & Continuo in G Major, RV 313
Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
Cur Sagittas, Cur Tela, Cur Faces, RV 637
Jess Dandy, Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
Concerto for Violin Strings & Continuo in F Major (from Harmonia Mundi, Second Collection)
Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
Concerto for Violin, Organ, Strings & Continuo in D Minor, RV 541
Adrian Chandler, Robert Howarth, La Serenissima
Nisi Dominus, RV 803
Claire Booth, Renata Pokupić, Jess Dandy, La Serenissima

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Vivaldi’s Women is a collection of sacred vocal and instrumental works by Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi spent time working at the Ospedale della Pietà a Venetian institute which cared for unwanted children. During this time he composed this set works for women who were performers from the Pietà and part of a group of women known as the figlie di caro. Contrary to popular belief, these women were not children. They sang, played and taught the violin, violin in tromba marina, viola, viola d’amore and a large array of other baroque instruments. In this collection of music La Serenissima have joined with talented singers Claire Booth, Renata Pokupić and Jess Dandy to bring Antonio Vivaldi’s to life.

Vivaldi’s Women was recorded on the 25th to 28th October 2021, at Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School, Somerset. It was made possible by a grant from Mr & Mrs J A Pye’s Charitable Settlement. La Serenissima wish to dedicate Vivaldi’s Women to the memory of Yvonne Pye (d. 2021) who did so much to champion its work.

Other Vivaldi collections of works from La Serenissima include The Four Seasons and Vivaldi x2.

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