- Featured: Paolo Pollastri
- Release Date: 8/28/2012
The latest addition to Brilliant Classics' ever-growing catalogue of Vivaldi recordings features oboe sonatas played by an Italian ensemble steeped in both tradition and new scholarship. Oboist Paolo Pollastri not only provides the centerpiece of this disc with his senstive playing; he also conducted most of the attendant research in repertoire curation and performance practice. Historical practice and period instruments make this notable, while the colorful combination of cello, bassoon, and harpsichord as basso continuo, and expertly elegant playing make it a gem.