Jean-Guihen Queyras: Vivaldi’s Cello Sonatas

September 17, 2018, 9:00 am

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Antonio Vivaldi’s six sonatas for cello and continuo were written between 1720 and 1730 and published in Paris in 1740. Although a staple of the cello repertoire, these works are not often played in public recitals. When they were composed, the cello was just emerging as a solo instrument, and Vivaldi took full advantage of the instrument’s expressive capabilities. These performances feature soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, accompanied by a continuo team of harpsichordist/organist Michael Behringer, lutenist Lee Santana, and cellist Christoph Dangel.