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National praise for innovative Vivaldi recording

Published: 9 September 2013

Adrian Chandler’s new recording Vivaldi - A Tale of Two Seasons has been named BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month, Daily Telegraph classical recording of the week, and Classic FM disc of the week.

Adrian is the founding director and lead violinist of La Serenissima, a group first formed in 1994 for a performance of Vivaldi’s La Sena festeggiante. The ensemble is now renowned as among the world's leading exponents of the music of the Italian Baroque, admired for their fresh approach to the repertory and for bringing lesser-known works to the concert platform.

Reviews for the recording have included “These discriminating performances, with La Serenissima on characteristically lucid, lively form… make for a Vivaldi disc of particularly ear-catching impact” Daily Telegraph, August 2013 ‘…there can be very few groups to rival the passion of their performances and innovative ingenuity of programming. Bravo!” Early Music Today, August 2013, “Throughout, the singing and playing are beautifully articulated,” The Sunday Times, July 2013.

Adrian joined Music at Southampton when he was awarded a three-year Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fellowship to research the development of the North Italian violin concerto between 1690 and 1740. He was appointed Turner Sims Professor of Music at Southampton in 2012.

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