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Lucie Horsch - Vivaldi is WCRB:CD of the Week'

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At the age of just seventeen, Dutch recorder champion Lucie Horsch has been dazzling, with sophisticated performances and tireless ambassadorial work. Vivaldi, LH's superb Decca debut recording, launches her crusade to have the recorder take centre stage. For the first time in many years a major label is positioning the recorder in the league of other great solo instruments, and Decca is thrilled to have discovered such a talented and passionate young advocate for the instrument. The recording contains four concertos, including the haunting and atmospheric La notte (‘Night' RV 439) and the evocative Tempesta di mare (‘Storm at sea', RV 433). These appear alongside transcriptions of some of the composer's most seductive melodies, including ‘Cum dederit' from Nisi Dominusand the aria ‘Vedrò con mio diletto' from the opera Giustino. A bonus is the first movement of ‘Spring' from The Four Seasonstranscribed in 1775 by composer-philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Lucie Horsch - Vivaldi is WCRB:Boston - CD of the Week'