17 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s so much more to Vivaldi than The Four Seasons and, here, in the company of the award-winning contralto Delphine Galou and her husband, Ottavio Dantone, a light is shone on his sacred music. With her rich, flexible, and wonderfully expressive voice, Galou is a glorious companion for this short journey that reveals Vivaldi’s genius in the vocal arena. She is gifted at finding the still core of a piece like “O clemens, o pia” from the Salve Regina, making time stand still, while in a number like the duet “Hymnus Deus tuorum militum” (with Alessandro Giangrande) the music dances and sparkles.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s so much more to Vivaldi than The Four Seasons and, here, in the company of the award-winning contralto Delphine Galou and her husband, Ottavio Dantone, a light is shone on his sacred music. With her rich, flexible, and wonderfully expressive voice, Galou is a glorious companion for this short journey that reveals Vivaldi’s genius in the vocal arena. She is gifted at finding the still core of a piece like “O clemens, o pia” from the Salve Regina, making time stand still, while in a number like the duet “Hymnus Deus tuorum militum” (with Alessandro Giangrande) the music dances and sparkles.

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