Press Room: Concerti for strings and Concerti for viola d’amore

Video | Ballet Style (UK) | Gender Fluid| September 2018

Gender Fluid is a short ballet film directed and performed by  Olivia Cowley, soloist with The Royal Ballet Company in London and editor of lifestyle blog Ballet.style. In the video, Olivia Cowley dances to Vivaldi’s “Concerto per Viola d’Amore RV 397 in la minore, largo” performed by Alessandro Tampieri and Accademia Bizantina directed by Ottavio Dantone, from the recording Concerti per Archi III e Concerti per Viola d’Amore.

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Olivia Cowley - Gender Fluid - Accademia Bizantina


Review | Musica (Italy) | Concerti per Archi III; Concerti per Viola d’Amore | september 2018

“un itinerario a dir poco esaltante, non solo per la qualità della musica, ma anche per l’efficace interpretazione offerta dal complesso italiano (…) caratterizzata da un suono morbido e suadente e da una vitalità che non trova mai momenti di cedimento.”

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Review | Il Venerdì di Repubblica (Italy) | Smentito Stravinskij: con questi interpreti Vivaldi è sorprendente | 2018/07/27

“Quando ci si “sorprende” ascoltando Dantone e i suoi, quando si è colti da stupore continuo per l’imprevedibilità del genio vivaldiano, si è di sicuro in presenza di interpreti autentici, a cui vanno plauso e riconoscenza massimi.”

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Scherzo- discos exceptionales september 2018

Review, News | Scherzo (Spain) | Discos exceptionales septiembre de 2018 | september 2018

Concerti for strings and Concerti for Viola d’Amore is first album of the month for September 2018 on Spanish musical magazine Scherzo.

“El sonido del violìn de Tampieri es siempre aterciopelado y càlido. Con la viola d’amore – de inevitables evocaciones otomanas (…) – se maneja con edéntica destreza”

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Review | docenotas.com (Spagna) |Alma, pasión y concerti per archi: el tesoro de Venecia | 2018/10/02

“solo en manos de directores y músicos como Ottavio Dantone, solistas como Alessandro Tampieri y orquestas como la Accademia Bizantina, podemos llegar al tesoro de la música barroca veneciana de la primera mitad del siglo XVIII.”

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Review, News | Melómano (Spagna) | Melómano de Oro | October 2018

Concerti for strings and Concerti for Viola d’Amore receives the “melómano de oro” awards on Spanish music magazine  Melómano.

“esto disco es una absoluta delicia para los oídos”

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Review | Pizzicato (Luxembourg) | Der silberne und liebliche Klang | 2018/08/28

“In technically impressive performances, Alessandro Tampieri is able to enhance the genuine charm of his instruments. He is well supported by Accademia Bizantina, and Ottavio Dantone provides a fresh and lively character to the concertos for string orchestra.”

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Review | BBC Music Magazine (UK) | Concerti per archi III & Concerti per viola d’amore | August 2018

“They are appealing works with notably expressive slow movements. Alessandro Tampieri is a fine player with all the requisite sensibility to make the most of this gently alluring instrument… Dantone and Accademia Bizantina are on scintillating form throughout, and the recorded sound is excellent.”


Review, News | Gramophone (UK) | The Best New Classical Albums | August 2018

Concerti for strings and Concerti for Viola d’Amore is selected among the best new classical albums in the August 2018 issue of UK magazine Gramophone.

“Propelled by the percussively inventive continuo, thrumming archlute and Baroque guitar to the fore, Dantone and his Italian band are on cracking form.”

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