Vivaldi: Works for Recorder
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Vivaldi: Works for Recorder

Lucie Horsch, Amsterdam Vivaldi Players, Candida Thompson

Lucie Horsch is a brilliant young recorder virtuoso from Amsterdam. Still only 17, she began playing the recorder aged 5 winning numerous prizes and representing the Netherlands at Eurovision 2014 Young Musician of the Year in Cologne. In 2016 she was awarded the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award presented to her by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

For her debut DECCA album Lucie has chosen to record an all Vivaldi programme: “I love the music of Vivaldi” she writes, “it’s rhythmical, light, energetic and the slow movements are utterly beautiful”.

Four famous concertos - including La notte and La tempesta di mare - are recorded alongside transcriptions of some of Vivaldi’s best-loved melodies, including ‘Cum Dederit' from the Nisi Dominus and the aria ‘Vedro con mio diletto' from the opera Giustino. A bonus is the first movement of ‘Spring' from The Four Seasons transcribed in 1775 by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Lucie is joined by the hand-picked Amsterdam Vivaldi Players led by Candida Thompson and including Gregor Horsch, Lucie’s father and principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Lucie already tours extensively throughout Europe, including appearances at Janine Jansen’s International chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, as well as making her debut in Canada with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She will perform a series of concerts to launch the album in the Netherlands in Fall 2016.

Track listing:


Flautino Concerto in C major, RV443

Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV441

Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV608: Cum dederit

transcribed for recorder

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 1 in F major, RV 433 ‘La tempesta di mare’

Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: 2nd movement, Andante

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 2 in G minor, RV 439 ‘La notte’

Vedro con mio diletto (from Giustino)

transcribed for recorder

The Four Seasons: Spring, RV269 (1st movement)

transcribed for recorder


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