ACCADEMIA BIZANTINA, OTTAVIO DANTONE - Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) RV 703
Catalogue No.: OP7080
Release Date: 2nd October 2020
Thanks to this tenth recording by Accademia Bizantina in the central core of the Vivaldi Edition, Il Tamerlano can now take its justly earned place in the Vivaldi catalogue, helping to renew the name and reputation of Timur, the Tartar emperor whose memory was later overshadowed by the Ottoman sultan. Vivaldi's opera was first performed during the Venice Carnival of 1735, and resurrected in 2005 under the title Bajazet. Here, under the musical direction of Ottavio Dantone, we have a sextet of dramatically engaged virtuoso soloists, and an orchestra that is perfectly aware of Vivaldi's musical dialectic.
"dashes of character to catch at the ear at salient points."
Richard Fairman, Financial Times