||ANTONIO VIVALDI - Flute Concertos - Maurice Steger (Recorder) -
I Barocchisti - Diego Fasolis (Conductor) - 3149020219027 - Released: October 2014 - Harmonia Mundi HMC902190|
Some people I know have referred to Antonio Vivaldi as a "cookie-cutter" composer. In other words, a composer who constantly utilizes the
same formula and repeats the same patterns when he writes. These people are always quick to point out that if you've heard one piece by Vivaldi you've heard
them all. I think it would be safe to assume that maybe these people have always heard Vivaldi's music performed by "cookie-cutter" musicians. You know, the
ones that can't see anything beyond the notes printed on the page. I'm sure once they've listened to this new Harmonia Mundi recording that
they would most certainly reverse their opinion of Vivaldi as a composer. Of course, each and every composer has a persistent and continual trait that distinguishes him/her from all the
others, but then that's a good thing because it sets them apart and makes them stylistically identifiable.