Press Room jul/aug 2018: reviews, concerts and the Gramophone Awards

Review | Gramophone (UK) | CD, Vivaldi, Concerti per archi e per viola d’amore

We would like to open a very rewarding press room post with Gramophone’s review of  Concerti per Archi III e Concerti per Viola d’Amore, Editor’s Choice in the August 2018 issue of the UK magazine.

“To see Naive’s excellent Vivaldi Edition powering ahead once more is cause for celebration, and this disc is another hugely enjoyable addition.”

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

Read the review.


Article | Die Weltwoche (Switzerland) | Viva Vivaldi

The Swiss magazine Die Weltwoche writes about Vivaldi Edition by Naïve Classique.

“222 Künstler und über 200 Stunden Musik auf 55 CDs: Das ist bis jetzt die bedeutende Vivaldi-Edition bei Naïve, die nun endlich fortgesetzt wird.”

Read the article.


Interview | Ape Musicale (Italy) | Noi e Vivaldi, interview with Ottavio Dantone

“In occasione della pubblicazione di un nuovo CD dedicato ai concerti vivaldiani con l’Accademia Bizantina e dei suoi prossimi impegni operistici in diversi teatri italiani, abbiamo rivolto a Ottavio Dantone qualche domanda sull’interpretazione e la ricezione del repertorio barocco ai giorni nostri.”

Read the interview.


Ph. Martí Artalejo /Festival de Torroella 2018

Ph. Martí Artalejo /Festival de Torroella 2018

Video | TV3 (Spagna) | News coverage from Festival de Torroella

On August 1st, contralto Delphine Galou, Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina opened Festival Torroella de Montgrì, in Catalonia: here is a partial selection of responses to the concert, a truly surprising event.


News/Review | Gramophone (UK) | Gramophone Awards 2018 shortlist

Agitata has been shortlisted in the Recital category for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2018! We seize the opportunity for reposting the album review that was originally published on the January 2018 issue of Gramophone magazine.

“This is a treasure trove of rare music, much of which must surely be receiving first recordings.”

Read the review.